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This short documentary throws light on racism against the Sikh community in USA. Post 9/11, Sikhs were subjected to hate crimes simply because of their appearance, but their way of dealing with this hate that stems from ignorance, is an amusing one - through peace, love and acceptance. 

Filmed in New York, it includes a personal account of Vishavjit Singh as he puts into perspective what it feels like to live as a Sikh in America. 

Turban Fever screened at the Harvard Art Museums in 2018. ​

Screening history


Virgin Spring Cinefest -Kolkata, India  

Muestra Intergalactica - Saltillo, Mexico 

Westfield International Film Festival - NJ, USA 

Harvard College Film Festival - MA, USA 

Shorts Night Film Festival - NY, USA  

Bowery Social Justice Short Film Festival - NY, USA 






Director | Camera | Editor - Monisha Dey

Additional Camera - Oliver Tucker

Sound - Lawrence Valdez 

Story Consultant - Philip Shane 



GirlTalkHQ - Exploring Identity and Racism in Monisha Dey's short film Turban Fever

BrownGirlMag - Turban Fever changes the way we look at solutions





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