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November 5, 2019

National Press Club, Washington DC, to screen PBS documentary on Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism.

National Press Club, Washington DC

National Press Club, Washington DC

Washington, DC, November 3, 2019 — The National Press Club will present the Washington premiere screening of the 90-minute public television documentary, “Guru Nanak: The Founder of Sikhism—Life and Legacy,” the story of the founder of the world’s fifth-largest religion, on Wednesday, November 20, at 7 p.m.

A reception will precede the screening at 6 p.m. A panel discussion with the film participants, moderated by Club President and Associated Press investigations editor Alison Kodjak, will follow.

Filmmakers and National Press Club members Gerald Krell and Adam Krell made the documentary in India, Pakistan, and on locations nationwide.

The documentary received the “best director” jury Award at the LA Awareness Film Festival. The film’s New York premiere will be at the Paley Center of Media on November 9. The “International Film Festival for Spirituality and Religion,” Jakarta, Indonesia, also has selected the documentary for screening.

Filmmakers Gerald and Adam Krell will appear on the panel following the screening, along with these other film participants:

Although Guru Nanak founded the fifth-largest religion in the world, Americans and the western world know little about him. This unique film coincides with the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, who is considered a revolutionary activist. His ideas were well ahead of his time. Nanak espoused equality for all, gender empowerment, service to others, and devotion to the environment.

The documentary interweaves his life and how his spiritual legacy is carried out today by Sikh leaders in science, medicine, arts, and politics. In today’s world of stereotypes, nationalism, bullying, and misconceptions, Nanak’s message is relevant to people of all religions and races.

An eclectic range of participants in the documentary includes, among others: The first Hoboken Sikh Mayor Ravi Bhalla and 2019 Grammy Nominee Snatam Kaur.


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