One Take Documentary Series



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2022 | 7:30pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)

Doors: 7:00pm
Screening: 7:30pm
Post-film discussion to follow.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022 | 3pm

Little Theatre 5

Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.


The film poses the universal question—must we betray our family to grow up? The filmmaker’s Indian father gives her a letter, which he left unopened for 20 years. She pieces together her father’s history of trauma and renewal—of family violence, boyhood in a right-wing paramilitary group, Muslim-Hindu violence during Partition, and family banishment for marrying a Danish woman. Told through personal narrative, reimagined history, and chronicles of racial nationalism, the film reveals the rich and complex interior lives of boys fighting to become men.

57 mins | Documentary | 2021 | English, French, Danish
Not Rated

Directed by Shanti Thakur


About the series

Black Cinema Series
One Take Documentary Series

The Little’s One Take: Stories through the Lens is a monthly documentary film series, presenting a unique mix of documentaries—ranging from film festival favorites to unheralded gems—followed by panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As. Read more about One Take

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RIT College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts encourages the creation, development, dissemination, and application of human knowledge in the arts, humanities, and social sciences by promoting innovative teaching, scholarship, and research, thus providing a comprehensive education for all RIT students.