4 Questions

Video, 10:30′

“4 Questions” is a montage of interviews whereby 68 people from unprivileged areas of Bangalore are asked to answer four simple questions in front of their house. The three first ones – “What is your name?” “How old are you?” and “What is your mother tongue?” – lead the subjects to ‘define’ themselves through parameters they have ‘inherited’ by birth. The last question, however, “What is important in your life?” – is more introspective and addresses the notions of choice and values. It brings to light the aspirations of the younger generation to climb the social ladder through education.
Sophie Hamel

Interview Sample, 0:39′

4 Question, 10:30’s