Sikh Formaggio

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:30pm

Follows 6:30 book signing and tastings; precedes screening of Farang – The Story of Chef Andy Ricker
Muenzinger Auditorium, CU-Boulder campus
Katie Wise, Devyn Bisson, and Dan Duran (filmmakers)
Italy/USA, 2014, Italian/Punjabi, Color, 21 minutes

As locals fled the region for greener pastures, Northern Italy’s cheese industry was under threat. But thanks to Sikh migrants, some traditional dairies have preserved a small slice of Italian culture. There are nearly 16,000 Indian migrants employed on Italian farms, mainly in the country’s North. As the Sikhs attempt to keep their culture and traditions strong in their new home, they are also helping to preserve a piece of Italy’s culture – the art of making parmesan cheese. This documentary explores these two cultures whose similarities and differences merge for the betterment of each other.

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