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FREE PAAFF'14 Official Pre-Festival Screening of "I For India" co-presented by SAADA
Drexel University, URBN Annex Screening Room
Philadelphia, PA
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FREE PAAFF'14 Official Pre-Festival Screening of "I For India" co-presented by SAADA
PAAFF and SAADA proudly present Sandya Suri's "I for India" on Saturday, June 7.

In 1965 Yash Pal Suri left India for the U.K. The first thing he does on his arrival in England is to buy 2 Super 8 cameras, 2 projectors and 2 reel to reel recorders. One set of equipment he sends to his family in India, the other he keeps for himself. For forty years he uses it to share his new life abroad with those back home - images of snow, miniskirted  ladies dancing bare-legged, the first trip to an English supermarket - his taped thoughts and observations providing a unique chronicle of the eccentricities of his new English hosts. Back in India, his relatives in turn, respond with their own 'cine-letters' telling tales of weddings, festivals and village life.

As time passes and the planned return to India becomes an increasingly remote possibility, the joy and curiosity of the early exchanges give way to the darker reality of alienation, racism and a family falling apart.

A bitter-sweet time capsule of alienation, discovery, racism and belonging, "I for India" is a chronicle of immigration in sixties Britain and beyond, seen through the eyes of one Asian family and their movie camera. Official selection at Sundance Film Festival.

Drexel University
URBN Annex Screening Room
3401 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sponsored by Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition.

Co-host organization South Asian American Digital Archive will lead a post film discussion.

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Drexel University, URBN Annex Screening Room (View)
3401 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States


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Film > Festivals

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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