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)

Jason Pearson avatar
Jason Pearson

Very enjoyable movie to watch. I would watch it again.

Brenda Thomas avatar
Brenda Thomas

Was actually pretty damn good. The film was good.

Mildred M. avatar
Mildred M.

Well done and played. Not many movies are done this well.

Evelyn Parker avatar
Evelyn Parker

the best movie I've seen this year. I love it.

Amy M. avatar
Amy M.

Absolutely awesome. Rebecca Dharmapalan is a visual genius, I mean he is able to center the whole film and the whole action on the feelings.

Joan Myers avatar
Joan Myers

Such a great story all throughout!

Mary Rose avatar
Mary Rose

Loved this movie. It is one of the movies having seen it I will be purchasing. It made me laugh, made me cry. Made me happy to see the end. Check it out, I believe you will enjoy it.

Stephanie Carpenter avatar
Stephanie Carpenter

extraordinary and beautiful movie ! The actors expressed their emotions and made me believe that they are really going through some sort of emotion.

Kevin Cole avatar
Kevin Cole

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

Eric avatar

I'm very pleased with my purchase.