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)

Carol avatar
Carol

The story is fascinating; the acting was excellent & the cinematography was incredible. recommended!

Billy Vasquez avatar
Billy Vasquez

I don't know about y'all but I loved it ;)

Diana avatar
Diana

One of the best movies ever with a great mind blowing plot behind it!

Anthony avatar
Anthony

I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD

Diana Lynch avatar
Diana Lynch

This is the best Short movie I have seen in decades. I was blown away of the plot and brilliant sound score. An amazing movie experience.

Frank avatar
Frank

Pleasantly surprised. I really liked it.

Vincent avatar
Vincent

I can say, that it was the best movie I have ever seen. Once the movie began I didn't want the end.

Elizabeth avatar
Elizabeth

Great movie definitely a great buy.

Christian Harvey avatar
Christian Harvey

Really loved the plot and action. The characters were really engaging too.