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NOT-SO-LITTLE INDIA

What to know: What a lovely documentary about a hidden treasure in Houston.
NOT-SO-LITTLE INDIA is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-18
2 minutes
VIDEO
ESHAAN MANI
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This short documentary, Not-So-Little India, tickles your fancy in a fun way.

The short student made film explores one of Houston's vibrant, yet lesser-known ethnic enclaves, the Mahatma Gandhi District.

In less than 2 minutes, the filmmaker explores the Mahatma Gandhi district of Houston where we travel its streets and hidden corners to find women in saris; people eating traditional Indian food, grocery stories, bakeries, restaurants, clothing retailers, jewelry shops, and you can't help but be charmed by the brilliant colors we see everywhere. The shot of what appears to be some type of temple surrounded by water, offers a surprise - a beautiful one. A peppy soundtrack helps move this short film along at a brisk pace and suddenly, it's over. You want more. Or maybe it inspires you to want to explore this district yourself one day. If that's the goal, then it accomplishes that in 1:52 minutes.

The message is that there are hidden treasures everywhere; enclaves of culture that you never imagined were there - you just have to open your eyes and your mind and go look for it.

I give Not-So-Little India 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

This short documentary, Not-So-Little India, tickles your fancy in a fun way.

The short student made film explores one of Houston's vibrant, yet lesser-known ethnic enclaves, the Mahatma Gandhi District.

In less than 2 minutes, the filmmaker explores the Mahatma Gandhi district of Houston where we travel its streets and hidden corners to find women in saris; people eating traditional Indian food, grocery stories, bakeries, restaurants, clothing retailers, jewelry shops, and you can't help but be charmed by the brilliant colors we see everywhere. The shot of what appears to be some type of temple surrounded by water, offers a surprise - a beautiful one. A peppy soundtrack helps move this short film along at a brisk pace and suddenly, it's over. You want more. Or maybe it inspires you to want to explore this district yourself one day. If that's the goal, then it accomplishes that in 1:52 minutes.

The message is that there are hidden treasures everywhere; enclaves of culture that you never imagined were there - you just have to open your eyes and your mind and go look for it.

I give Not-So-Little India 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

A profile of one of Houston's most vibrant yet lesser-known ethnic enclaves: the Mahatma Gandhi District.
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