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I For India

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Friday, Sep 29th, 2006 - 7:00 PM

Followed by reception at International Student House courtesy of Singha
Cost: FREE
I For India
Documentary Feature
Director:
Sandhya Suri
Format:
Video
Running Time:
70
In this poignant documentary, an intimate account of one family's migration from India and settlement in the UK is captured over a period of four decades. During the sixties, a "brain drain", the phenomena whereby nations lose skilled labor to richer countries, began occurring as dozens of Indian doctors left for England to fulfill their medical needs. Yashpal Suri was one of the doctors that made the faithful decision to go to England with the intention of eventually returning to his homeland and the relatives he left behind. Using two sets of video cameras and audio equipment, the families send each other clips of their joys and sorrows as time passes, revealing their distinctively different lifestyles in separate countries.

Lovingly pieced together from home movies, audio correspondence and archival footage, filmmaker and daughter of Yashpal Suri, Sandhya Suri creates a fascinating film that illustrates the lives of one family across two generations, divided by the immigrant experience.
English, Hindi w/E.S.

Official selection at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival


All Roads Lead To Here
Narrative Short
Director:
Richie Mehta
Stuart A. McIntyre
Format:
Video
Running Time:
5
A visually and acoustically appealing video pitting Gurpreet “The Tabla Guy” versus Jugular “The Human Beat Box.
In B&W