I For India

24/03/2008
  |  Book Tickets: 25/05/2016
  |  Buy to Own: 24/03/2008
  |  70 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A unique chronicle of the lives of a family of Indian immigrants in the 1960s, as told through the images captured on their movie camera. Arriving in Britain in 1965, Yash Pal Suri buys two sets of Super-8 cameras and projectors. One set he sends to relatives in India, the other he uses to record the new life he and his family experience in a rapidly changing Britain. Over the next 40 years, he shares his experiences with those back home, chronicling the changing times and fashions, and providing a unique perspective on the eccentricities of the British. His relatives in turn, provide their own history of their changing lives back in India, yet as the years pass, the initial excitement of the exchanges passes, to be replaced with a growing sense of alienation.