Sarah Brady | March 12, 2018

Educators are invited to view and share Remarkable Journey: East Meets West, a free film from Video Dialog, Inc. It’s available here and a short description is below.

Indian-Americans are among the most successful communities in America. A culture built on a fierce commitment to education, family, community and entrepreneurship. Through lively first-person stories, Remarkable Journey explores the ‘pioneer’ generation of Indian immigrants to North Carolina, as the world’s oldest and largest democracies met here in the midst of the Civil Rights movement and beyond. These energetic newcomers helped fuel the expansion of opportunities in science and business in our region, as they met the challenge of passing the “essence of India” on to their children.

With Indian music, dance, meditation, yoga, Buddhism and natural, Ayurvedic medicine all having a growing impact on us here in the West – not to mention delicious Indian food! – Remarkable Journey offers a lively portrait of one of the world’s great cultures – now our neighbors across North Carolina. Remarkable Journey tells this story in a new documentary film made for broadcast on UNC Public Television, as well as distribution with a teaching toolkit to every school in the state. These will be available to view in homes, temples, mosques and churches, and shared with families in India.  See the “Teaching Resources” page and link to the film here.