Past is Present

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An NCPA and Pro Helvetia New Delhi, Swiss Arts Council Presentation

It has been 20 years since Shaheen has been living in Berlin and keeps in touch with his parents in Bangladesh, his brother in New York and his sister in Sydney by phone and Skype. He was also in a long-distance relationship with his ex-girlfriend in Poland for seven years and their ten-year son still lives with his mother in Warsaw. Shaheen manages to visit them every few months. Is this really sufficient contact to retain a family atmosphere? Shaheen often asks himself the questions: What sort of relationship do I have with my own family that is spread across four continents and five countries?

Directed by Corinne Maier
Cast: Shaheen Dill-Riaz & Anne Haug
Executive Producer for India tour: Sandbox Collective