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Ambarien AL QADAR
Synopsis Program Note
In what is also known as India’s ‘Little Pakistan’ in New Delhi, a girl is on a search for a lost home movie. The search takes her into the mapless lanes of the place she calls home. These lanes conceal a history and a past. A love and loss tale about being Muslim in India today.
A girl born in New Delhi’s Muslim neighborhood known as ‘Little Pakistan’ comes face to face with her family history. Through the use of poetic voiceover and the camera focusing closely on the narrator, The Ghetto Girl examines the political issues surrounding Muslims in India and the history of women within Muslim families. The director makes good use of her family’s previously recorded super 8mm footage to create this autobiographical documentary. [HWANG Miyojo]
Ambarien AL QADARAmbarien AL QADAR
With an interest in languages, video practices and digital arts, She is fascinated with the exploration of the documentary image in transdisciplinary contexts. The first retrospective of her work was held at Samsung Women\'s International Film Festival in Chennai, India in 2009.