Malavika Rao

பரம்பரை (Paramparai) / Ancestry
5 minutes, 2020 

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A home movie, in essence, featuring the women in my immediate family.  My sister and I explore different archives from the domestic space; heirlooms, photos, objects from our childhoods, and the saree my mother wore to her wedding (the same saree she used as a cradle for me). The saree connects us across time, and through the film it serves as a sort of time machine between mother and daughter(s).