SENT AWAY BOYS by Harjant Gill; 45 min.
What happens to families in the absence of sons? What happens to land in the absence of farmers? What happens to communities in the absence of men? The Film weaves together testaments of individual ambitions and family biographies from Punjab, to chronicle the gradual transformation of the agrarian landscape and patriarchal traditions through ongoing transnational migration. Being a successful man now entails leaving one’s village, travelling abroad and sending money home. Through interviews with men preparing to undertake often risky journeys and women awaiting the return of their sons, brothers and husbands, the Film shows how young men's decisions to emigrate implicate families and communities across North India.