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
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Short, Documentary
Director
Rebecca Dharmapalan
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «Tune Your Ears» (20)

Lawrence M. avatar
Lawrence M.

Here it is, the masterpiece we've been waiting for!

Henry Fuller avatar
Henry Fuller

Was actually pretty damn good. The film was good.

Sharon W. avatar
Sharon W.

I absolutely love this movie. I have seen it 2 times and every time I see it, I get goosebumps. I don't know why ,maybe is the narrative or the music.

Gregory Dean avatar
Gregory Dean

Dazzlingly brilliant! Just Check it out! I have to say that this is an extremely well-made film I really like.

Thomas Perkins avatar
Thomas Perkins

This is a film that should be seen because it’s a great movie.

Debra B. avatar
Debra B.

New creation of Rebecca Dharmapalan. His films are waiting with a special look, because it offers something that every day, unfortunately, less and less can be found in the world of mass cinema - an interesting spectacle, filled with meaning, ideas and emotions.

Patrick avatar
Patrick

From beginning to end, this movie is amazing. I recommend it enough.

Billy F. avatar
Billy F.

Rebecca Dharmapalan did an amazing job with this film. I loved every scene in this film.

Jose avatar
Jose

I ENJOYED THIS MOVIE INCREDIBLY.

Christopher Henderson avatar
Christopher Henderson

Encore!! It’s been a while where was able to watch a good Documentary flick. Tribute the director and producer and all the staff who made it happen.