Sikendra – A life in transit | Circular Migration from Bihar to Punjab
This film traces the circularity in the pattern of migration in the lives of workers who hail from north Bihar’s Araria district and work as skilled construction labour building Gurdwaras in Punjab. These are people who build the country from below, yet suffer a social and political exclusion that invisibles them.
The protagonist Sikendra is a young man whose life, loves and aspirations are divided between his two homes- one where his family is and the other, that his search for livelihood compels him to accept.
Mentored by Harsh Mander and supported by University of York and GCRF, this film has been made by Centre for Equity Studies.