The Indian Diaspora


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(1997, color, 96 minutes)
DATE: Friday. November 2. TIME: 9 p.m.

SYNOPSIS: Kishan Singh. a retired teacher from India, comes out to the US to visit his son Raj. Raj's American-bom wife Laura used to write poetry but 'Life gets in the way of art'. Kishan's presence and the problems raised from gender and cultural expectations cause tension. When Kishan decides to stay indefinitely, conflict erupts. A series of poignant episodes help Laura appreciate Kishan's zest for life and at the same time enable Raj and Laura to examine their lives in a new light.
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Prior to making "The Journey" Harish Saluja was the Associate Producer of Tony Buba's "No Pets" and Executive Producer for "Dog Eat Dog" His extensive acting experience on stage was brought to screen with the Walt Disney Film "Money for Nothing".


CAST: Roshan Seth is known to audiences worldwide for his work in over 30 films. Among these are Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi", Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and me Temple of Doom." David Lean's "A Passage to India," Stephen Frears' "My Beautiful Laundrette" and most recently, Martin Campbells. "Vertical Limit." Saeed Jaffrey has done extensive theater and film work in India. the U.S and U.K. His credits include: Ray's "The Chessplayers". "My Beautiful Launderette", "Gandhi", "A Passage to India", "The Man who would be King" and "The Wilby Conspiracy". Carrie Preston lias performed on Broadway, her role as Miranda in "The Tempest" getting her the spotlight in New York Times' 'Up and Coming' section. Before "The Journey", she worked on "My Best Friends Wedding". Betsy Zajko lives in Cleveland. Ohio. Her film credits include "Money for Nothing" and
"Striking Distance".

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