Desperately Seeking Helen

Desperately Seeking Helen

| 1 h 21 min

Waiting for Rights to be clear. Director Eisha Marjara's story takes us first to her childhood in snowbound small-town Quebec and then to Bombay, India, where she desperately tries to track down Helen, a famous movie star in the world's largest dream factory. Helen becomes a passage into Marjara's real world--her unsettling youth, life-threatening anorexia, and the devastating 1985 Air India bombing, which took the lives of her mother and sister. This video revisits the '70s pop culture of Marjara's youth and enters the fascinating world of the Bombay movie industry--"Bollywood."

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Credits
  • director
    Eisha Marjara
  • script
    Eisha Marjara
  • editing
    Eisha Marjara
  • narrator
    Eisha Marjara
  • producer
    David Wilson
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner
    Don Haig
  • associate producer
    Alison Burns
  • camera
    K.U. Mohana
    Jules de Niverville
  • sound
    P.M. Satheesh
  • sound editing
    Leopoldo Gutierrez
    Chris Piggins
  • sound mix
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • animation
    Gian Spezzacatana
    David Abu Bacha
  • sound design
    Sydney Alzate Chen
  • participation
    Ranjana Jha
    Ludmilla Verhoven
    Vrinda Bhasin
    Preshita Sood