A film about the 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army who defended a small outpost against 10,000 enemy tribesmen in 1897
On 12th September 1897, 21 men of the 36th Sikh Regiment defended a small outpost on the North West Frontier against the onslaught of 10,000 enemy tribesmen. Their gallant last stand was instantly recognised by the British as an inspirational story which had the power of motivating a whole new generation of Indians to fight against jihadism.
In 2017, to mark the 120th anniversary of the epic battle, we will be releasing a film that delves into the true story of Saragarhi to unravel the mystery of what exactly happened at the battle, why these Sikhs fought and how their sacrifice is still relevant today.
Why is funding needed?
Having self funded research and worked on the script for several years, we now require completion funds for the film so that we can finish the production. Without this we will not be able to complete the film to a high visual standard.
The amount we are requesting is the minimum we require – our overall objective for the campaign is £20,000 so every donation count!
Any other questions…
Please feel free to ask us anything else you’d like to know in aiding your decision to donate to the project. We are happy to answer them here or online via @SikhsAtWar on Twitter of our Facebook page. Our team are based all over the UK so if required we can arrange to meet you to discuss further. For international donors, we have Skype!