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 migration to Canada. Featuring six of Madhu’s many saris, we learn about her marriage, her work life, her move to Canada, her family and other cultural activities.
At its core, Madhu’s Saris is a story of migration, how Madhu adapted to her new life in Manitoba, and what adaptation means to Madhu – in particular, how she did not abandon her saris.
I was the sound recordist and editor for the documentary.