Amardeep Singh will share his experiences in researching and making the multi-episode documentary series on Guru Nanak's travels, which has led his team on a 15-month journey across nine countries - Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Tibet, India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka. Amardeep will also recount how he developed an explorer’s mindset, transforming from a senior-level executive in the Financial Services sector to unearthing his own cultural heritage and sharing it with the world. His is an out-of-the-box, nine-year life journey that has transformed him into a visual ethnographer, author and film-maker.
About the Speaker
Amardeep Singh, a resident of Singapore, was educated at The Doon School (Dehradun, India), Manipal Institute of Technology (India) and pursued a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Chicago, USA. Before becoming an independent visual ethnographic researcher, Amardeep worked in the financial services sector for 25 years and was the Head of Revenue Management for the Asia Pacific region at American Express. He has authored two books, Lost Heritage, The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan and The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage, The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan. He has produced and directed two short documentary films on the Sikh legacy remnants in the Indus region, Peering Soul and Peering Warrior. His latest work, the 24-episode docuseries on Guru Nanak in 4 languages, and available at TheGuruNanak.com, was awarded the Hofstra University (USA) Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize in 2022. At present, Amardeep Singh is leading a five-year effort under the 'Oneness in Diversity' project to create 2 documentaries and educational content aimed at strengthening the message of Oneness based on the concordance of the Indic saints of the Bhakti movement. Amardeep's wife, Vininder Kaur plays an equal creative role in all their past and future projects.
This lecture is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Image: Allegory: A Tapestry of Guru Nanak's Travels (detail). Poster for the documentary series, Allegory: A Tapestry of Guru Nanak's Travels (2021). ©Amardeep Singh.
Organised by the Friends of the Museums (FOM) with support from ACM