Tune Your Ears

'Tune Your Ears' is an avant garde film that was created featuring the wisdom of director Dharmapalan's four grandparents: Rev. D.S. Dharmapalan, Kamala, Abilio, and Rita. Each of them embody the struggle of immigration and forced migration, what it means to be planted and assimilation, living through colonialism and the decomposition of culture, ontological genocide, unintended feminism and over qualification. In this film Dharmapalan looked at the themes of immigration, migration, civil war, genocide and freedom's effects on self-identity. In the process of filming her four South Asian grandparents, she hopes to understand their lives better, and thorough their stories grow to understand the complexities of her own identity. From Tanzania, to Goa, to Ceylon, to Vermont, and Los Angeles, their intersectional stories of struggle helped them assimilate, define themselves, hold onto their culture, and create a new home. Through the lens of understanding, this project has taught her how to look beyond academia's promotion of scholarly evidence, and instead value oral histories and encouraging inter-generational conversations of self, of struggle, and of strength.

Running Time
9 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Short, Documentary
Rebecca Dharmapalan
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «Tune Your Ears» (20)

Craig Jordan avatar
Craig Jordan

Great movie. Great actors.

Harry avatar

This awesome movie is the crowning film in Rebecca Dharmapalan career. A must see for real MOVIE fans.

Christine Rice avatar
Christine Rice

I went to see this film last night and was immersed in it from the very first minutes

Randy Lewis avatar
Randy Lewis

Great documentary film. No complaints...

Ralph Medina avatar
Ralph Medina

Great movie! Totally unexpected and gets a little more serious than I thought it would from title picture.

Kathryn Harris avatar
Kathryn Harris

This is one of THE best original Short movies to come out in a long time! The cinematography, ORIGINAL choreography, story, cast and acting are all spot-on! The over-all production quality is top!

Theresa Carr avatar
Theresa Carr

Some may say this is a usual Rebecca Dharmapalan movie. NOO! This movie was amazing to watch.

Brittany Collins avatar
Brittany Collins

Brilliant! This movie is proof that you don't need all the special effects in the world to make an amazing Documentary movie.

James G. avatar
James G.

Great actors, good story, nice score. Made for a nice evening.

Margaret Moore avatar
Margaret Moore

This is the best looking version of the theatrical release. You also get the standard blu-ray with 3 different versions of the film. You can’t go wrong with this package in my opinion.