Directed by Gurinder Chadha
I’m British But . . .
Directed by Gurinder Chadha • 1989 • United Kingdom
Gurinder Chadha’s unique look at Asians in Britain offers intimate snapshots of second-generation immigrants, interwoven with archival footage and set to invigorating Bhangra and Bangla music. From Manchester rooftops to embattled Belfast and the Welsh hills, Asians discuss the importance of expanding “Britishness” to include all kinds of cultural identities. They present an array of viewpoints on the roles that race and cultural identity play in their own lives and in British society as a whole.
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A Nice Arrangement
Directed by Gurinder Chadha • 1990 • United Kingdom
Set in the London home of an Indian family on the morning of their daughter’s wedding, this film is a wry depiction of a central Indian tradition—the arranged marriage. As the young Hindu bride, Meena (Tania Rodrigues), changes into her bridal ...
Acting Our Age
Directed by Gurinder Chadha • 1992 • United Kingdom
This humorous and thought-provoking film documents the residents of a South Asian home for the elderly in Britain. Director Gurinder Chadha assists the residents in directing their own video. The result is an examination of politics, ageism, an...
What Do You Call an Indian Woman Who’...
Directed by Gurinder Chadha • 1994 • United Kingdom
This humorous and thought-provoking documentary reveals the perspectives and aspirations of four Indian women cabaret performers in Britain while posing the questions: What is comedy and who defines it? Is it culturally specific, or can anyone ...