DOK LEIPZIG 30 OCTOBER – 5 NOVEMBER 2017
60TH INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Notes to My Father


Notes to My Father


CATALOGUE TEXT
“We never talked about what happened to me there. But the truth is darker than any memory could be. So black that its silence haunts me. How do you go on living when you’ve played dead to escape reality for such a long time?”

This delicate 360-degree film takes us to India, into the life and memories of Ramadevi, a woman sold to sex traffickers under cover of an arranged marriage. She is one of the few who escaped the brothel and were reunited with their families. This piece is dedicated to her father, who gave away his daughter in the belief that he was giving her a better life.
DOK Neuland im Messehof
Interactive Exhibition

31/10/2017 – 04/11/17
12:00–20:00

Free entry
Credits
Original Title: Notes to My Father
Country: India, USA
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 11 min.
Technique: 360° Film * Samsung Gear, Oculus Rift
Color: Colour
Director: Jayisha Patel
Producer: Amy Seidenwurm, Paula Cuneo, Joanne Sprague, Tiffany Kieran
Cinematographer: Dalton Gaudin
Editor: Quan Tran
Music: Jo Paterson
Sound: Vineet Vashishtha
Narrator: Sneha Jawale
Script: Jayisha Patel
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The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2017 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.