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Film ID  ACE423
Title  Kamla
Series  Black Arts Video Project
Date  1996
Director  Chila Kumari Burman
Production Company  Kamla Space Productions
Synopsis  An experimental drama questioning stereotypes of Asian women and urging them to become artists.
Minutes  7 min
Full synopsis  ACE423.2 (00:00:00 - 00:07:15)
Man praying over candles. Photograph of woman. Man, very upset, throwing possessions into a suitcase, saying he’s going back to India. Photographs of family. Man in street, meets friend who helps him with bags. Woman’s VO “so much to way, so much to say, this is the hardest thing in the world…Freedom? What’s that?...” Asian women dancing, collage of images, still and moving, of women. VO queries stereotypes of Asian women. Family photographs of children and parents. Liverpool docks. Man throws photographs and other objects – including his suitcase – into the water. Woman’s VO urging Asian women to break free: “There must be hundreds of us dying to do art and sing and shout out there…” Home movies and photographs. THE END. Credits.

Full credits  Special Acknowledgement & Respect to our Dad. Kamla Space Productions. [Director Chila Kumari Burman].
Watch segments  ACE423.2 (00:00:00 - 00:07:15)
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