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    Meet the Patels

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    Director: Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel

    Country: USA

    Year: 2014

    Length: 88'

    Language: In English

    Introduction by David Wacker.

    Laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30- year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams … and his parents. Filmed by Ravi’s sister in what started as a family vacation video, this hilarious and heartbreaking film reveals how love is a family affair. In addition to the witty comedic nature of the film, the documentary also uses humour to address a timely social issue: in early 2009, the directors, the sister and brother team Geeta and Ravi Patel, began to explore and document the societal pressures of marriage in their first-generation Indian-American family. Through research in India and America, they discovered that their “Indian Issue” was more of an “American Issue”: the majority of Americans with strong cultural and religious roots shared a serious psychological conflict when it came to dating (and marrying) outside of their skin colour, culture, religion and ethnicity.

    The film has won awards at several festivals: the Hot Docs Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Hardacre Film Festival and many others.

    Many thanks to:  Embassy of the United States, American Film Showcase