Friday, June 18, 2010

In Search of My Home

[A film by Sushmit Ghosh & Rintu Thomas || DV CAM/ 16:9/ 30 Minutes/ 2010]

In the world’s favorite democracy, live thousands of men, women and children with lost homes and forgotten names. Sheltering one of the largest refugee populations in the world, India still lacks a comprehensive domestic refugee law that could guarantee them their basic human needs and a life of dignity.

In Search of My Home is a journey with a Burmese and an Afghan family, as it explores the complexities in their everyday battle for survival. Weaving their emotional stories of hope and despair, love and loss, the film uses live-action, photography, music and text narratives to tell a story that is absent from India’s collective conscience and its mainstream media.

The film is being screened on 20th June, World Refugee Day at Vikaspuri for the Burmese community in New Delhi. The film is simultaneously being screened across many cities in North America, Europe and Asia.

Trailers, photographs, information and other interesting stuff on the film are on the film's Facebook page at:

DVD copies of the film are available at a nominal Rs. 100/ $2 and all funds raised are being shared equally between the two refugee families who are a part of this film.

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