Feature | 60 Min
Film Info
English Title:NARI
Category:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2015
Runtime:60 min
Type of Film:Documentary Feature
Premiere Status:Florida Premiere
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gingger Shankar
Produced By:Loren Schneider
Nicholas Bruckman
Gingger Shankar
Screenwriter:Mridu Chandra
Gingger Shankar
Composer and performer Gingger Shankar is an accomplished artist in her own right, as the second lead composer for The Passion of the Christ and the lead composer for Circumstance and many other films, and having toured with the likes of the Smashing Pumpkins and Cheap Trick. She also comes from an impressive pedigree as a member of the family of Ravi Shankar, possibly the best known musician in India's long history; her grandmother Lakshmi and mother Viji also groundbreaking musicians in their own right, although in the West they never quite emerged from Ravi's long shadow. NARI, which is a multimedia installation combining documentary film and live performance, seeks to tell their story. It previewed as part of the program at Toronto in 2015, and premiered in the New Frontiers section of Sundance 2016.