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DirectorChila Kumari Burman
One line synopsisAn experimental drama questioning stereotypes of Asian women and urging them to become artists.
Description

Man praying over candles. Photograph of woman. Man, very upset, throwing possessions into a suitcase, saying he’s going back to India. Photographs of family. Man in street, meets friend who helps him with bags. Woman’s VO "so much to way, so much to say, this is the hardest thing in the world…Freedom? What’s that?..." Asian women dancing, collage of images, still and moving, of women. VO queries stereotypes of Asian women. Family photographs of children and parents. Liverpool docks. Man throws photographs and other objects – including his suitcase – into the water. Woman’s VO urging Asian women to break free: "There must be hundreds of us dying to do art and sing and shout out there…" Home movies and photographs. THE END. Credits.

Production companyKamla Space Productions
Running time7 minutes
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Special Acknowledgement & Respect to our Dad.
Kamla Space Productions.
[Director Chila Kumari Burman].

Year1996
Film segmentKamla - ACE423.2
Web address (URL)https://player.bfi.org.uk/free

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