Madhu’s Saris


“Madhu’s Saris” is a documentary focusing on Madhu Nambiar’s life as represented through her saris. The narrative concentrates on the complexities of her life, beginning in India and following her immigration to Canada. Featuring six of Madhu’s many saris, we learn about her marriage, her work life, her immigration to Canada, her family, and other cultural activities. At its core, “Madhu’s Saris” is a story of immigration and how Madhu adapted to her new life in Manitoba and what adaptation means to Madhu, in particular how she did not abandon her saris.

The documentary also includes a brief history of the sari, as well as alternate uses for saris. We expect the documentary to be approximately 20 minutes in length and created for a general audience.