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What Do You Call an Indian Woman Who's Funny? [videorecording]

Gurinder Chadha; Chadha, Gurinder; Chadha, Parminder; Gulati, Shobna; Kumar, Syreeta; Wadia, Nina; Pruess, Craig; Umbi Films; First Sex (Television Program); Channel Four (Great Britain); National Asian American Telecommunications Association
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
By looking at four East Indian women cabaret performers and comedians, film explores who sets the agenda for comedy. Film questions if humor is culturally specific and what type of humor "makes it" into television and appeals to mainstream audiences. Comedian's jokes and off camera commentary center around the East Indian cultural experience in Great Britain.
Director
Gurinder Chadha
Performers
Parminder Chadha, Shobna Gulati, Syreeta Kumar, Nina Wadia.
Release Date
1994
Run Time
18 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Videocassette release of a 1994 production.
  • "Made for Britain's Channel 4 TV series, "First Sex."--Cassette container.
Credits
Producer/director, Gurinder Chadha ; editor, Guy Savin ; composer, Craig Pruess.
Published
[S.l.] : Umbi Films ; San Francisco, CA : National Asian American Telecommunications Association [distributor], 1994.
Description
1 videocassette (18 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
VHS format [NTSC]
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