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Gatka 1:  The Experimentation

Gatka 1:  The Experimentation
Duration:  10 minutes, 5 seconds
Release Date:  March 2003
Directed & Edited by:  Sartaj Singh Dhami


Filmed in 2002 at Guru Gobind Singh Foundation’s weeklong Camp Gurmat, this short film demonstrates the Sikh martial arts form called Gatka.  With Gatka teachers gathering from both the United States and Canada, the Gatka demonstration is the true highlight of Camp Gurmat.

This first film of Dashmesh Pictures captures the spirit, bravery, and pride of those Sikhs who practice Gatka.  It offers a retrospect of how the way of life of previous Sikh generations still continues today, even in lands far from the Sikh homeland in Punjab.

Gatka 1:  The Experimentation was an underground smash hit in 2003 on the Internet.  As news of this quiet storm traveled by word of mouth, the film spread inspiration within the Sikh community throughout the world with feedback from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and Punjab.

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