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1st English Documentary on Guru Nanak Premieres Online

Digital releasing of the first English documentary on Guru Nanak.

The First English Documentary on Guru Nanak Premieres Online

In honor of Guru Nanak’s 551st Gurpurab (birthday) on November 30, 2020,
Guru Nanak: Life & Legacy” will now be available for streaming through the end of the year.

Washington, D.C. (November 19, 2020) – In an effort to help spread awareness and celebrate the life of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith, Auteur Productions, in cooperation with the National Sikh Campaign, will be digitally releasing the first English documentary on Guru Nanak.


The award-winning film is available for rent today on Vimeo on Demand <> and can be streamed worldwide. 

Guru Nanak: The Founder of Sikhism - Life & Legacy from Auteur Productions on Vimeo.

According to a study by the National Sikh Campaign, 95 percent of Americans have never heard of Guru Nanak despite the Sikh faith being the fifth largest religion in the world. The documentary aims to educate viewers on the life and core teachings of Guru Nanak, while also showing how his lessons are being applied by Sikhs today.

“Guru Nanak was a revolutionary voice in South Asia during the 15th century,” says Shawn Singh Ghuman, co-founder of the National Sikh Campaign and We Are Sikhs <> – a leading effort to educate people on the Sikh faith and its followers. “His story is important for over 25 million Sikhs around the world and his message of equality, tolerance, woman’s empowerment, and community service is critical in today’s world of nationalism, bullying, and interfaith misconceptions and stereotypes.”


“Guru Nanak is a renowned spiritual figure everywhere but the western world,” said Gerald Krell, director of the documentary. “This film aims to change that by interweaving the story of Guru Nanak’s life with vignettes showing how his spiritual legacy is being carried out by Sikh Americans in science, medicine, business, arts, and public service.”

Guru Nanak: Life & Legacy” was photographed on locations throughout India, Pakistan, and the United States, and currently airs on U.S. Public Broadcasting Stations (PBS). The film was voted “Best Documentary” by the Religious News Association and given the Award of Excellence at the International Film Festival for Spirituality and Religion.

It is the winner of the Garden State Film Festival’s “Best International Documentary” and “Best Cinematographer Award” and has been selected to be screened by the prestigious Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes.

The rental will cost $12 to rent for 48 hours. A portion of the proceeds will go to the National Sikh Campaign to fund upcoming projects that will continue sharing the life and legacy of Guru Nanak. The film will be available through the end of the year.

To learn more about the documentary and see the trailer, visit: <>.

About Auteur Productions, Ltd.

Auteur Productions produce award-winning, thought-provoking documentaries for public television and create powerful content for clients in the corporate and non-profit sectors. They approach every project with what’s known in Buddhism as the “beginner’s mind”. It refers to having an attitude of openness when studying a subject. They use this mindset as filmmakers to take complex subjects and create compelling stories for a wide audience.

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About the National Sikh Campaign

The National Sikh Campaign (NSC) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization  educating the public about the many contributions Sikh are making in their communities every day. NSC’s mission is to ensure that more people can immediately recognize and understand who Sikh are, what their faith is all about, and how it shapes their significant contributions to society.

To learn more, please visit <>.  

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