Indie Meme Film Festival 2024

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The World is Family)

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 ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, an ancient Sanskrit phrase meaning "the world is family" is a universalist idea that competes with exclusivist Hindu notions of caste. Documentarian Anand Patwardhan grew up in a milieu that questioned the latter, as his parents were intertwined with Gandhi and India’s independence movement. As his parents aged, Anand began to film with whatever equipment was at hand. Soon birthdays and family gatherings gave way to oral history. Revisiting home movie footage a decade after his parents passed was a revelation. Today as self-confessed Hindu supremacists rewrite India's history, memories of the past have become more precious than mere personal nostalgia.

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  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    English, Hindi, Marathi
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  • Director
    Anand Patwardhan
  • Cinematographer
    Anand Patwardhan, Simantini Dhuru
  • Editor
    Anand Patwardhan
  • Sound Design
    Fireflys Postsound, P.M Satheesh