The filmic representation of home in transnational families: The case of I FOR INDIA
Author(s): Cuevas, Efrén
This article intends to study the filmic representation of home and homeland in transnational families through an analysis of the documentary I FOR INDIA (2005). This film, made by Sandhya Suri, offers an autobiographical portrait of an Indian family that emigrated to the UK in the 1960s. Following their story, it will be seen how transnational families are changing the traditional understanding of home, a concept normally associated with the notions of homeland and the family house. Since Suri builds this portrayal of her family with the help of a valuable family archive of home movies and audio reels (shot by her parents and by her Indian family), the article gives special attention to the role of this domestic archive in the narrative of the documentary and in the configuration of transnational families.
Cuevas, Efrén: The filmic representation of home in transnational families: The case of I FOR INDIA. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, Jg. 5 (2016), Nr. 2, S. 133–150. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/3360.
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