SOUTH ASIAN SHORTS

National Museum of American History - October 9, 2005 - 3:30 PM

Total running time: 73 min

This collection of short films profiles the working lives of South Asians, from South Central to the Sub-Continent.

Filmmaker in Attendance

Cost: FREE
Ticket Code: 1009C
Call Center
Narrative Short
Director:
Amyn Kaderali
Format:
Video
Running Time:
12
A call center in India is inundated with calls in this spoof that reveals what really happens in the outsourcing of telephone services.

Cycles of Repetition: An Homage in Observations
Documentary Short
Director:
Deborah Wing-Sproul
Format:
Video
Running Time:
3
A series of vignettes documents the repetitive nature of fiber-based hand work in India and the people who perform it.

Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night
Documentary Short
Director:
Sonali Gulati
Format:
Video
Running Time:
28
This film gives a behind-the-scenes look at outsourcing through interviews with workers competing fiercely to staff the steadily increasing number of call centers based in India.

No Vacancy
Documentary Short
Director:
Elena Bovetti
Tina Bhaga
Alexandra Lewis
Format:
Video
Running Time:
12
An Indian-owned motel in South Central Los Angeles is the unlikely setting for this tale of cultural convergence and division of labor.

Punjabi Cab
Documentary Short
Director:
Liam Dalzell
Format:
Video
Running Time:
18
This film looks at the lives of San Francisco Bay Area Sikh taxi drivers as they draw faith, compassion, and pride from their culture while under threat of harassment and violence for wearing turbans.