Sindustan (Sapna Moti Bhavnani) India

Sapna Moti Bhavnani
India.  60 min.  2019

‘Who am I?’ and ‘Where do I come from?’ are questions that most of us inevitably ask ourselves at some point in our lives. Some of us learn about our roots by talking to our relatives, some of us read about history, some go on solo trips to better understand themselves. Sapna Bhavnani decided to make a documentary, and to represent her identity on her skin — through tattoos.

Bhavnani is a Bandra resident who has also spent a considerable part of her life in the US, but she traces her roots back to Sindh. Growing up, Sindhi culture for her was kadhi, and a mention in the national anthem. What puzzled her was that despite having a place in the anthem, this region wasn’t represented in the geography of the country. “We Sindhis are like magic, hum hai bhi, hum nahi bhi hai!”


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