At Home in India (Documentary)

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Sa mBaile San Ind (At home in India) Documentary Film
This film follows the story of two sisters from a small village in the west of Ireland who make their first visit to their ancestral home in southern India. Farah and Rebecca Taqi were brought up in the Gaeltacht region of Connemara, an area steeped in Gaelic culture and heritage. Their mother Nuala is from Cill Chiaráin, a small rural fishing village, where the girls spent most of their childhood. Their father Syed howeThis film follows the story of two sisters from a small village in the west of Ireland who make their first visit to their ancestral home in southern India. Farah and Rebecca Taqi were brought up in the Gaeltacht region of Connemara, an area steeped in Gaelic culture and heritage. Their mother Nuala is from Cill Chiaráin, a small rural fishing village, where the girls spent most of their childhood. Their father Syed however, hails from Hyderabad, one of the largest metropolis and most populous cities in India. The girls grew up an a multicultural and bilingual home where exotic India music and food mingled with Irish traditional dancing and song. Farah and Rebecca have never been to their fathers homeland and embark on a personal journey that will bring into question their sense of identity and their sense of belonging. They meet their Indian relatives for the first time in their lives, see the culture their father grew up in and immerse themselves in the enchanting customs of Indian life. Before their journey, Rebecca believed that she felt more Irish than Indian and believed that India would make her feel alienated. Farah believed the opposite, looking at the adventure as a chance to connect with her roots. Both as surprised by the end of their journey. This film explores the realities of multicultural families living in Ireland today. It shows how cultural identities are formed and brings into question the way we see ourselves ethnically. The film also highlights the changes happening in India as a growing middleclass strives to make room for itself in an evolving society.
 
 
Directed by Cathal Watters
 
Produced by Cathal Ó Cuaig
 
Broadcast in 2008 on TG4
 
Company Sónta
 
 

 
 
 
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