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My Mother India (2001)


Director Safina Uberoi traces her parents’ history. Her Australian mother married a Sikh and moved to India. There they bought up their three children and survived the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. The autobiography features family photos, historical footage and interviews with the family particularly with Uberoi’s mother, Patricia.

Curator’s notes

My Mother India is a charming and engaging family history. The insight into the experience of the filmmaker’s mother as an Australian migrant in another country is fascinating. The film won many awards including major prizes at the Sydney Film Festival in 2001. Producer Penny McDonald has made many films of international acclaim including My Mother, My Son, Night Cries, and Too Many Captain Cooks.