India Hearts Beat

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  • India Hearts Beat

  • Artist: Leila Sujir
  • Year: 1988
  • Duration: 14:00
  • Country: Canada
  • The lives of three women from different generations and cultures are woven together in an electronic tapestry. The narrative is performed by the artist who is of mixed-race background, her white mother, and a South Asian friend. Film footage shot in India is re-processed, creating a swift-moving current of images, and becoming a site of memory and imagination. A red sari creates a river of memories, where the women cleanse themselves with repetitive, ritualized gestures. This video, now a classsic of Canadian video art dealing with issues of race, works on both aesthetic and political level for a variety of audiences.

  • Accession #: 1705
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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