Materias Investigacion::Comunicación::Comunicación audiovisual Cine, cine doméstico, autobiografía, inmigración
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Cuevas, Efrén, “The Filmic Representation of Home in Transnational Families: The Case of I for India”, Necsus, Autumn 2016, online.
In an increasingly globalised world, the phenomenon of transnational families has spanned many countries, raising questions as to the traditional understanding of home, a concept normally associated with the notions of homeland and the family house. This article intends to study these issues through an analysis of I for India (2005), a documentary film portraying the migratory endeavours of an Indian family that moved to the UK in the 1960s. Since filmmaker Sandhya Suri builds this portrayal of her family with the help of a valuable family archive of home movies and audio reels special attention will be given not only to the role of this domestic archive in the making of the film but also the configuration of transnational families in constructing visual/audio memories to share across frontiers.