India In America: A Trilogy


TYPE
: Documentary
GENRE: Documentary
STATUS: Production

LOGLINE

INDIA IN AMERICA is a series of short documentaries about the lives of Indians in America.

SYNOPSIS

This series of short documentaries invites viewers to discover how Indian Americans have influenced American society, to explore how Indians maintain their religious and cultural identity in America, and to expand their vision of what it is to be an American.

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

STATUS UPDATE: The first short film of this series, INDIAN SUMMER, screened at DOC NYC, CAAMFest San Jose, the Hawaii International Film Festival, the New York Indian Film Festival, the NJ Independent South Asian FF, and The PBS Online Film Festival among others. The film follows a group of Indian American kids over a two-week camp session at the Hindu Heritage Summer Camp in Rochester, NY. They begin each day with yoga, learn Hindu chants, and attend philosophy classes in which they demystify the basic tenets of Hinduism, express their deep need for community, and tell us what it takes to be a Hindu in America.

KEY CREW

Mridu Chandra - Director / Producer

 

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The Gotham Film & Media Institute - Fiscal Sponsorship Program 2021

 

UPDATE - March 05, 2013

Indian Summer - the first of this series- screened at DOC NYC, the Hawaii International Film Festival, the New York Indian Film Festival, the NJ Independent South Asian FF, and The Big Apple Film Festival. During the month of March 2013, it can be seen online at the PBS Online Film Festival, and is eligible for a People's Choice Award.  Please vote for it!

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