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Directed by Gurinder Chadha
What Do You Call an Indian Woman Who’s Funny?
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 enjoy the joke? Who makes it into the mainstream and why? Does comedy always have to come from a white perspective in Britain to be taken seriously? What, ultimately, do you call a funny Indian woman?