Still from MY CULTURAL DIVIDE
Still from MY CULTURAL DIVIDE
 

My Cultural Divide

by Faisal Lutchmedial
Bridging the gap between consumerism and culture.
2006  ·  1h  ·  Canada
English
About the Film
Starting from the opening scene My Cultural Divide questions the logic of the hardcore political activist, and wonders aloud whether ethical consuming actually does anything good for the workers behind the machines. Because of family connections director Faisal Lutchmedial makes his way into some of the worst factories in Bangladesh, and talks frankly with the workers inside about their job and living conditions. Accompanied by his ailing mother, Lutchmedial takes us on a very personal journey to bridge the gap between his heritage in Bangladesh and his life in Canada. He connects his politics with his humanity, and weaves together a story that is both thought provoking and touching.
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Festivals and Awards
2006
Montreal World Film Festival
2006
South Asian International Film Festival
2006
Tri Continental Film Festival: South Africa
2007
Finnish Social Forum
2007
Lens Politica, Helsinki
2007
Visions du Reel Nyon, Switzerland
2007
Minneapolis/ St. Paul International Film Festival
2007
New York Arab and South Asian Film Festival
2007
Montreal Human Rights Film Festival
2007
Buffalo Gender Institute Film Festival
2007
NewFilmmakers Series, New York Film Festival
2007
Globians Film Festival, Germany
2008
10th International Short and Independent Film Festival, Dhaka
Editor
Faisal Lutchmedial
Cinematographer
Tara Arnst
Soundtrack Composer
Andrew Kim
Writer
Faisal Lutchmedial
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About the Director

Faisal Lutchmedial

Faisal Lutchmedial is a Montreal filmmaker of both east and west Indian decent. His work has explored his place as a Canadian with a mixed cultural background, beginning with his feature documentary My Cultural Divide (“…politically engaged filmmaking with a heart.” – John Griffin, The Montreal Gazette).

His first professional short fiction was Useless Things, a story about a 2nd generation immigrant dealing with his parents death and a loss of history. The film won the Writers Guild of Canada English Language award at the Cours ecrire ton court! competition put on by SODEC at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema, and has gone on to play in festivals internationally.

Faisal recently directed the short fiction Mr. Crab produced by Catbird Productions in association with Green Dragon Productions.

 
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