Previously at the ICA - Films
7 Mar 2008
Stands apart from the crowd, intimate and lovely. - Tju-Bang Film
This screening is accompanied by Mira Nair's short film Migration, followed by a Q&A with director Nishtha Jain
Exploring the relationship between employer and servant, this is a delicate and brave documentary which asks how two women negotiate the ingrained social and cultural attitudes that govern their lives.
Based in Mumbai, Indian filmmaker Nishtha Jain turns the camera on her maid Lakshmi and finds that the delicate boundaries of their tentative friendship are put to the test through Lakshmi's unexpected pregnancy and illness.
In partnership with Tongues on Fire
Lakshmi and Me, dir Nishtha Jain, India 2007, 59 mins, subtitles, cert 15