Saturday, November 11, 2006

I for India

Castro Theater

After moving to England in 1965, Dr. Yash Pal Suri, and his family in India began communicating with each other via super-8 home movies and reel-to-reel audio recordings, as a means of staying close and in touch. Forty years later, I for India, directed by his daughter Sandhya Suri, pieces together the super 8 footage and audio messages to create a compelling time capsule and bittersweet portrait of separation from one’s parents, roots and country. This intimate, absorbing and rewarding film weaves through archival footage and old home movies reflecting not only upon the expatriate familial experiences of loss, separation and nostalgia for the past, but it also looks at the family in the present. For full description, see www.thirdi.org/festival