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Ma
Video
2 mins 43 secs
2013

The matriarch of my maternal family, Asmath Majarali Khan, my grandmother, has always been a source of inspiration and power to me. Where I have spent much of my life apart from extended family members; my maternal grandmother has spent her entire life immersed in the familial. Family members continually surround her, and her home is a place of refuge, a space of communion. As Grandma or Ma, as she is known in Trinidad, ages and becomes more introverted, the Khan family surrounds her more often. A continual whirlwind of activity encircles her, while she becomes less and less active. 'Ma' is intended to be a personal investigation of time and place. The film is my process of entering and connecting to Ma’s world in order to solidify my lineage.