In Memory of Friends

N MEMORY OF FRIENDS documents the violence and terror in Punjab, India – a land torn apart by religious fundamentalists and a repressive government.

After examining the political turmoil of the late 1970′s and the rise of Sikh fundamentalism, the film focuses on the legacy of Bhagat Singh, a young socialist executed by the British in 1931 at the age of 23. Singh has since become a legend. Today the State eulogizes him as a nationalist while Sikh separatists portray him as a Sikh militant. In fact, Singh was neither. Just prior to his death he wrote a book which he entitled ‘Why I Am An Atheist.’

  • Anand Patwardhan
  • Anand Patwardhan
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    60 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 1990
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  • Language:
    English, Hindi, Panjabi
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Director - Anand Patwardhan