Our Family

Our Family is short student documentary about the relationship between Gyani Pradhan Wong Ah Sui and his parents since he left his home in Sikkim, India to study in the United States at the age of 15.

  • Gyani Wasp
    Director
  • Gyani Wasp
    Writer
  • Gyani Wasp
    Editor
  • Aruna Pradhan Wong Ah Sui
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Christophe Wong Ah Sui
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Julia Colombotos
    Titles
  • Arina Kharakhashian
    Digital Art
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    हाम्रो परिवार
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Romance
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 6, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    India, Mauritius, United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Super 8
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Clark University
Director Biography - Gyani Wasp

Gyani Pradhan Wong Ah Sui is a sophomore, Screen Studies Major and filmmaker studying at Clark University in Worcester, MA. He is originally from Mauritius and Sikkim, India.

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Director Statement

"Our Family" is a film about the time that we can't get back. I left my home along with my friends and family behind in 2017, when I was aged 15 to study in the United States. In some ways I feel like I may have not been best suited to make that decision for myself at the time, but 4 years later, I decided to take this opportunity to reflect on my departure and to reconnect with my family. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I haven't been able to go home to Sikkim in over 2 years. Talking to my parents over WhatsApp, I recorded two interviews with them discussing stories from the collective past of our family as well as individual ones. I was able to discover the love story my parents were a part of before I was even born, recollect the bits and pieces of my childhood that I'm beginning to forget, and process how my departure has affected my relationship with my parents and the course of our lives.