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The Legendary Sikh Riders of Surrey

The Legendary Sikh Riders of Surrey is the story of the first Sikh motorcycle club to attend Sturgis. Through their journey we explore the life of immigrants and how they overcome racism, family pressures, and building a community.

  • Jordan Halland
    Rusty’s Ascent
  • Jordan Halland
  • Ajax Broome
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    60 hours
  • Completion Date:
    February 22, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    120,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, India, United States
  • Language:
    English, Panjabi
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Director Biography - Jordan Halland

Jordan is a Cinematographer, Director and Producer who uses his love of storytelling to create cogent documentaries, music videos and branded content for clients and audiences around the world.

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Director Statement

Attitudes towards refugees and immigrants has taken a starkly negative tone in the past 5 years. Many of the beliefs people hold about what happens when immigrants come to a new country are patently false. The Sikh community in Vancouver is a brilliant example of what is possible once a country embraces immigrants. I have spent 2 years filming and talking with refugees and immigrants, hearing their stories and struggles. My family came from Afghanistan almost 100 years ago and to survive they lied about our heritage. It wasn't until I was 33 that we rediscovered our history. Because of this I have a real sense of loss not growing up knowing the whole truth of where I come from. I want to tell stories that make it easier for those arriving into America and Canada today so they don't have to lose their culture just to survive.