Towson University professor Harjant Gill accumulated enough anecdotes growing up as a first-generation American to film his own story. Instead, the TU assistant professor of anthropology researches and relates the stories of others – particularly Punjabi men.
His body of work earned him the The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development’s (MPTD) May Filmmaker of the Month, in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Gill’s most recent project is the ethnographic film Sent Away Boys, which explores the effects of transnational migration on Indian families. His research earned him the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship and the Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Wenner Gren Foundation, which support continuing work on the film next year. READ FULL