The power of cinema, especially International cinema, is that you get the opportunity to live in someone else's shoes for a couple of hours from half way across the world. In the case of the 2008 Tamil film, Kanchivaram, we get to experience the life of a silk weaver in Kanchivaram, who cannot afford the saris he makes. The film is set in 1948 and is told mostly in flashbacks of a man's journey to attempt to keep a promise to his daughter against impossible odds.
It is an unforgettable and heartbreaking film, but beautifully told. I invite you to watch the full movie provided above which I watched at the San Francisco Asian-American Film Festival. Let me know what you think.