The trailer of documenatry Sab Rab De Bande (We’re all God’s Creation) was released on Youtube yesterday. The documentary has been made by Sukhdeep Singh, a queer Sikh himself, and deals with the topic of homosexuality and Sikhism.
Sukhdeep has been working on the documentary since 2017. The documentary brings forth the various challenges that LGBTQ Sikhs face and the different ways in which they reconcile their faith and gender/sexual identities. Featured in the documentary are five different people with different gender and sexual identities and belonging to different parts of India, who share their stories of coming out to themselves and to family, accepting their multiple identities and the reactions they receive from both the Sikh community and the LGBTQ community.
This is the first attempt at documenting the experiences of being LGBTQ and Sikh, and Sukhdeep hopes that the documentary will act as a resource for various LGBTQ Sikhs across the world, and will also start a new conversation with the Sikh community in a more positive way.
A crowdfunding campaign for the documentary that was launched in February of this year was very well received and the campaign goal was achieved in less than 15 days.
You can watch the trailer below: