So Far from India
Viewers will be caught up in this poignant portrait of a family split between two worlds. Ashok Sheth is an Indian immigrant who has come to New York to seek a better life for his family. Once here, he postpones sending for them. Money is scarce and he is growing away from the traditional life he left behind. Meanwhile, his despairing wife has lost face, dependent as she is on her in-laws for sustenance. The tension mounts when Ashok journeys to India to confront the situation.
Beautifully photographed, So Far from India makes a universal statement about uprooting, starting a new life, and the pain of those left behind.
Association for Asian Studies, 1993
CINE Golden Eagle, 1984
American Anthropology Association, 1985
International Conference on Visual Communication, 1985
"A well-edited portrait of cultural confrontation... a challenging selection for high school, college and public library audiences." - Booklist Harvard Film Archive