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​*TWN is proud to announce the educational release of Richard Fung's DAL
PURI DIASPORA.*
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*"Sound, smell and taste can act as powerful memory triggers giving food
the power to transport the eater back through time, perhaps even home."*
--Michele Henry, Toronto Star

The recipe for dal puri traveled with indentured workers from India's
Gangetic plain to southern Caribbean colonies of Britain and the
Netherlands in the 19th Century. In the 1960s the wrapped roti migrated
from Trinidad to North America, where it is known as Caribbean or West
Indian roti and is popular in cities like New York and Toronto. As the dish
moved from home fire to street stall to restaurant chain, and from festival
to fast food, the flatbread was radically transformed in ingredients,
cooking method, ways of eating and identity. Shot in Toronto, Trinidad and
India, this documentary tracks dal puri's remarkable passage across space
and time, linking colonialism, migration and the globalization of tastes.
The documentary features interviews with leading food writers and scholars
including Pushpesh Pant, Naomi Duguid, Brinsley Samaroo, Radhika Mongia and
Patricia Mohammed.

Richard Fung is a Toronto-based video artist, writer, theorist, educator
and public intellectual who has pushed forward the debates about queer
sexuality, Asian identity and the uneasy borderlands of culture and
politics. His work comprises of a series of challenging videos on subjects
ranging from the role of the Asian male in gay pornography to colonialism,
immigration, racism, homophobia, AIDS and his own family history. His work,
which include MY MOTHER'S PLACE (1990), SEA IN THE BLOOD (2000) and
UNCOMFORTABLE (2005), have been widely screened and collected
internationally, and have been broadcast in Canada and the United States.
Richard received the Bell Canada Award for Lifetime Achievement in Video as
well as the Toronto Arts Award for Media Art. He is Associate Professor in
the Integrated Media program at the Ontario College of Art and Design.


*Samsung Audience Award, Toronto Reel Asian International Film FestivalBest
Feature Film, CaribbeanTales International Film Festival*
Dhaka International Film Festival
Madurai Film Festival
Reframe, Peterborough
Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

*Richard Fung | 2012 | 80 min | DVD with Digital File $500*
read more <http://twn.org/catalog/pages/cpage.aspx?rec=1418&card=price>
watch trailer <http://youtu.be/PbpwrXtY7O0>
download press kit
<http://www.twn.org/catalog/guides/DalPuriDiaspora_PressKit_Web.pdf>

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