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The Resource My mother India, written and directed by Safina Uberoi and Produced by Penelope McDonald, (electronic resource)

My mother India, written and directed by Safina Uberoi and Produced by Penelope McDonald, (electronic resource)

Label
My mother India
Title
My mother India
Statement of responsibility
written and directed by Safina Uberoi and Produced by Penelope McDonald
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This lively portrait of the mixed marriage between a scholarly Sikh husband and his red-headed, freckle-faced Australian-born wife, is told from the point of view of their slightly bemused daughter, the filmmaker. Growing up in India, her eccentric parents were a source of embarrassment. In this conservative society, her mother would line dry her underwear to the horror of neighbors. Her father proudly collected "kitch" calendars in the name of anthropology. Her outspoken Indian grandmother hated all men, especially her ex-husband. Although Safina was teased by her classmates for having light-colored skin, she remembers a happy childhood.What begins as a gently humorous portrait unfolds into a complex commentary on the social, political and religious events of the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 which tore this family apart. This is a powerful story of love and hate, exile and belonging, loss of identity and return to faith.Produced in association with SBS Independent and financed by the Australian Film Finance Corporation
Awards note
  • Jury Prize, Best Australian Documentary, Australian Film Critics Circle, 2002
  • Special Jury Award, Hawaii International Film Festival, 2002
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Uberoi, Safina
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McDonald, Penelope
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family
  • Intermarriage
  • Racially mixed children
  • Sikhs
  • India
  • India
Target audience
general
Label
My mother India, written and directed by Safina Uberoi and Produced by Penelope McDonald, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652552
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652552/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210451
  • (OCoLC)747798891
Video recording format
other
Label
My mother India, written and directed by Safina Uberoi and Produced by Penelope McDonald, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652552
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652552/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210451
  • (OCoLC)747798891
Video recording format
other

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