The Sky Below

A Film Screening

In August 1947, India and Pakistan were partitioned, yet the boundary between Indian and Pakistani culture remained porous and intersecting. In The Sky Below, award winning filmmaker Sarah Singh explores the painful memories and powerful issues arising from the partition. Shot on both sides of the Indo-Pak border, with a strong local ethos communicated through the music, the language and the people, the film provides unique perspective upon the partition and its aftermath.

Sarah Singh is an award-winning artist born in India into the Patiala Royal Family and the filmmaker behind The Sky Below. Her work has been exhibited all over the world including the V&A Museum, Asian Civilizations Museum, Foreign Policy Association, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Oxford, Stanford, and the Asia Society.

New America is pleased to welcome Ms. Singh for a screening and discussion of her film.

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Sarah Singh
Filmmaker, The Sky Below


Raza Rumi
Visiting Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy
Consulting Editor, The Friday Times