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Daughters Of The Sapera

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Synopsis

An Indian gypsy woman torn between two worlds fighting by her wits and beauty for survival. Shot over four years the film follow the life of charismatic Sandra. From the bottom rungs of Indian society, she was the first of her caste to marry a Westerner. With the advent of tourism her family was one of the first to move to Pushkar in search of a better way of life. As a teenager she met Michael, a wealthy middle aged Australian. Utterly seduced by each others differences Michael spent five years with her family before marrying her. After four years he deserted her taking their daughter with him.

The film starts weeks after Sandra was abandoned trying to understand what happened. As time progresses becoming more estranged from her family Sandra follows a route that leads her into dubious relationships with tourist men. This complex film offers an insight into a microcosm reflecting the emotional impact when two cultures clash. A free spirit the decisions Sandra makes often feel like her choice, yet the invisible walls that imprison her in limbo are also cultural. A tragic cautionary tale that also celebrates the spirit of survival in a rapidly changing India.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
93 mins
Format
DV / HDV
Director
Rachel Seely
Producer
Paul Cowan, Vivianne Howard
Co-Producer
Paul Cowan, Vivianne Howard
Editor
Miikka Leskinen
Director of Photography
Rachel Seely
Sound
Federico Valori, Nik Diezel
Music
Various

Production Company

Unlimitedreamcompany
66 Windsor Road
London N7 6JL
UK

T +44 (0)207 263 409
T +44 (0)7870 587 644

rachel.seely@unlimitedreamcompany.com
http://www.unlimitedreamcompany.com