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Ocean of Pearls (2008)

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This brilliant first feature from Sarab Neelam depicts the universal quest for identity. As a Sikh in North America, Dr. Amrit Singh is of two worlds, but belongs to neither. “To my father, the turban is an article of faith,” says Amrit. “To me, it means I better make damned sure I'm not late for my flight.”

When he is offered a prestigious position at a Detroit hospital, the young surgeon sees an opportunity to start fresh, only to discover that his appearance may threaten his success. What happens when our dreams seem to clash with our heritage? Perhaps it is through the collusion of the old ways and the new that we find out who we are.

A selection of the Spiritual Cinema Circle.

Omid Abtahi, Heather McComb, Ron Canada, Navi Rawat, Ajay Mehta, Todd Babcock, Dennis Haskins, K. T. Thangavelu
Sarab Neelam
English

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Maidenhair, posted on November 30, 2013

Absolutely tale tale reality of ones faith unto another..permission to remove ones turban should never make one feel guilty or ashamed but to receive a message as when the time comes of growing into adulthood that masters their decision.

Tommi, posted on September 21, 2013

Uplifting, enlightening, informative, I am so happy I watched it.

rosaluna, posted on September 17, 2013

Religious traditionalists will understand why the young Sikh doctor is conflicted about giving up his turban to gain acceptance among peers in a modern western hospital. But there is also an important message for the modern American who may wonder about the desire to maintain a strict religious practice in a largely secularized mainstream society like ours.. One aspect is that religiously oriented ceremonial life, which includes great family gatherings, summer camps, and worship, is very hard to abandon if you value family and community. This movie takes you there in a very real way and makes you a part of the process as the doctor opens his heart to these questions. Told with great tenderness and respect, it is worth experiencing.

xoxolejon, posted on August 14, 2013

THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT MOVIE.

ecokat, posted on July 27, 2013

Thought-provoking. Great film, but definitely not a light-hearted feel-good, pick up your spirits when you are down film.

rsmontgo, posted on June 20, 2013

great film!

uragreat12, posted on June 4, 2013

Full of angst and feeling A.compelling movie

Safena, posted on May 19, 2013

Beautiful movie. Well done.

Revdoc, posted on May 13, 2013

Well done movie, very realistic. Being a physician , I can understand the hospital politics and prejudice.

floydan, posted on May 13, 2013

It IS a good movie! But it's not a true test of faith-it's a test of tradition. And impractical traditions should be kindly abandoned.

Christel P, posted on May 11, 2013

This movie was absolutely beautiful and inspiring. One of my favorite lines in the movie was "I fear the death of my cnscious." If we all would fear that, the world would be a better place. Absolutely beautiful actors and movie. Thank you.

abeya101, posted on May 10, 2013

First review, great movie!

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