This week’s multicultural movie Bend It Like Beckham is the story of the daughter of orthodox Sikh family rebels against her parents’ traditionalism by joining a soccer team.
The main character is 18 year old Jessminder, who is the daughter of Punjabi Sikhs living in London & becomes friends with Jules played by Keira Knightley & after seeing her playing soccer with some boys, invites her to play join a premiere soccer team.
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Multicultural Topics Explored:
- Are you Indian enough?
- What it means to be part of a Sikh household and what it means to behave like a proper Punjabi woman
- Going against your parents ideals to pursue your own dream
- In the Sikh culture, how a kid’s actions reflect on their parents & why parents get so worked up about having “perfect” kids
- Girl power on the soccer field
- What happens when 2 cultures collide
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