“Do you speak Indian?” As an Indian-American, I was asked this question fairly often growing up. I explained that “Indian” is not a language, and in fact India has 14 main languages, and the language they're likely thinking of is Hindi, the national language. My 16 year old cousin is regularly asked the same question, nearly 20 years later.
It is important to note that this film addresses common cultural themes for the Indian American primarily from the perspective of the Hindu (Sindhu) culture. In this case, the narrow focus on the Hindu culture works because Prasad’s own voice is the thread that ties the narrative of this participatory style documentary