Meet Harpreet Kaur: First Sikh Woman To Win EMMY Award!

written by Karan Nanda | July 01, 2019

In a proud moment for all the Sikhs present across the globe, well-known filmmaker Harpreet Kaur has recently bagged the EMMY award for producing stories for Maryland Farm & Harvest. Harpreet is a producer at Maryland Public Television, a member station of PBS, USA and the founder of Sach Productions.

The Emmy Award is the premier television production award presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows, and sports programming. The awards are presented in various area-specific ceremonies held annually throughout the year, honoring excellence in television programming.

About Harpreet Kaur

A graduate from Pennsylvania State University, Harpreet was the first Sikh local news reporter in the Washington, D.C. before she turned filmmaker. For over a decade, Harpreet has directed documentaries shedding light on social issues.

Her debut feature documentary, ‘The Widow Colony – India’s Unsettled Settlement,’ was the first Sikh film to be shown at the Canadian and UK Parliament, followed by a screening at the United States Congress.

‘The Widow Colony’ is Kaur's most poignant work that has been recognized and endorsed by various Human Rights, Civil rights and social welfare organization all over the world.

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