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I For India (2007)

I For India



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In 1965, Yash Pal Suri left his native India with his wife, Sheel, to follow a career in medicine in Great Britain. Suri, who was very close to his family, bought a Super-8 movie camera so he could shoot film of his new surroundings and send them home, allowing his friends and relations to see how he was doing. Years later, Suri's amateur films have become the basis for a documentary by his daughter Sandhya Suri, which tells the story of her family as well as the often rocky road for Indian expatriates in the United Kingdom. As Yash and Sheel had three daughters and made a home in England, the growing number of Indian immigrants became a subject of great controversy with the rise of the extreme right-wing National Front in the 1970s. Fearing for the safety of their son and his family, Yash's parents began pressuring him to return to India, but his decision to abide by their wishes in 1982 creates a whole new set of problems for himself, his wife, and his children. I for India received its North American premiere at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Written By: Sandhya Suri
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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

A surprisingly delicate, quietly emotional documentary look at the experiences of one Indian family that immigrated to England in the 1960s.

Full Review… | May 15, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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Sandhya Suri strikes humanist gold in her feature-filmmaking debut.

Full Review… | May 8, 2008
L.A. Weekly
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Despite its rough-hewn technical aspects, "I for India" emerges as a moving portrait of cultural dislocation and the emotional complexities of family dynamics.

December 5, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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In I for India Sandhya Suri offers her family's immigrant experience as a springboard for questions of nationality and filial responsibility.

November 14, 2007
New York Times
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November seems late enough to call this one of the richest documentaries of the year.

Full Review… | November 13, 2007
Village Voice
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Suri's film is a loving tribute to her family that never feels like an invasion of their privacy, and a potent, heartfelt meditation on time, home and identity.

Full Review… | November 8, 2007
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