So far from India

India and United States, 1982

Film
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A documentary of the complex rhythm of middle class family life in a town in India. Tension occurs when the man, who has immigrated to New York fails to send for his family. He returns home to find many problems facing him.

Credits

producer/director

Mira Nair

production company

Mira Nair Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:49:13:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33473

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Family - India

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - India

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → India - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Emigration and immigration

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family - India

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family - Psychological aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family reunions

Short films

Short films → Short films - India

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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