Snapshots from a Family Album

English (subtitled), 64 min, 2004, India

Manju and Nirmal Kishore (and their two sons) are migrants in the metropolis of Bombay, having spent most of their lives in Delhi. The film begins with Manju and Nirmal living separately because of their jobs. He, choleric, steady, is a senior management executive in a corporate house in Bombay. She, winsome, talkative, teaches Hindi literature in Delhi University. The family frequently travels between cities to be together. Somewhere in the distance is Allahabad, the Kishores' North-Indian hometown. 'Snapshots from a Family Album' chronicles a family and its journeys over five years at a particular moment in their history: as the idea of 'home' is being reconfigured across three distinct cities and cultures - of Bombay, New Delhi and Allahabad.
 

 
Producer:
Screensaver Films
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Avijit Mukul Kishore, Batul Mukhtiar, Kuntal Bhogilal
Editing:
Avijit Mukul Kishore
Sound:
Shajith Koyeri
 
Awards and Screenings:

 
Screenings:
Deutsche Guggenheim / Kino Arsenale, Berlin, 2010
Amsterdam India Festival, 2008
Sommerszene, Vienna, 2007
Video as Urban Condition Project, Linz, 2007
Lille 3000, Lille, 2006
Bollywood and Beyond Film Festival, Stuttgart, 2006
Film South Asia, Kathmandu, 2005
Cinema Nova, Brussels, 2005
Experimenta, Delhi and Mumbai, 2005
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, 2004