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I for India

Synopsis
In 1965 Yash Pal Suri left India for the UK. The first thing he did was buy two Super-8 cameras, one of which he sent home to his family in India. For the next 40 years, the family exchanged ‘cine-letters’, as Suri shared his new life abroad, while his relatives told tale of weddings, festivals and village life. As time passed, and the planned return to India becomes increasingly remote, the joy and curiosity of the early exchanges gives way to the darker reality of alienation, racism, and a family’s choices in belonging. The film is a chronicle of immigration in 1960s Britain and beyond, seen through the eyes of one Asian family and their movie camera.
Language
English; Hindi
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2005
Subjects
Social Studies; History
Keywords
immigrant communities; immigrants; India; social history; History of Great Britain; British Asians

Credits

Director
Sandhya Suri
Contributor
Yash Pal Suri

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
70 minutes
Year
2009

Publisher

Name

ICA Video

Email
http://www.ica.org.uk/contact
Web
http://www.ica.org.uk/49/Shop/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7766 1452
Fax
020 7873 0051
Address
The Mall
London
SW1Y 5AH
Notes
The ICA bookshop operates a mail order service selling a range of DVDs on and by film theorists, compilations of shorts, experimental and animated works, documentaries, as well as DVDs on video and performance art and installations. Also an eclectic collection of audio CDs.

Distributor

Name

ICA Bookshop

Web
https://ica-bookstore.myshopify.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7930 3647
Address
The Mall
London
SW1Y 5AH
 

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