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Out of Darkness, Out of India

Television (Full Length) – 2007

Directed by veteran producer Owen Hughes, this piece for arts show Artsville explores the feeling of being caught between cultures. Painter Prakash Patel grew up as an Indian in conservative 1970s Wanganui. As a Kiwi he didn’t feel Indian yet he didn’t belong in Wanganui either - ‘What am I doing here?’ In 2006 he was awarded a Creative New Zealand Residency at the Sanskriti Campus in New Delhi. Out of Darkness, Out of India follows Prakash on his journey from discomfort to discovery.

To me New Zealand is home but it's not my parents' home. Even growing up in the Indian family it's hard to understand Indian culture because you see it only inside the house and you don't see it when you walk out the gate.
– Prakash Patel

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Funded by TVNZ, originally broadcast as part of the TVNZ Artsville series.