Produced by Matt Fillmore & Siddarth Selvaraj
In January, 2008, two students from Gustavus Adolphus College traveled to Bangalore, India. Their goal: to produce a film exploring the consequences of a relentless series of American influences on the lifestyle, culture and identity of the inhabitants of Bangalore city. What they were confronted with was a myriad of conflicting opinions across various generations of the cities residents.
Raised at a time when control by the British over the region was still fresh in people’s minds, the older generation tended to view influences by the United States as the new wave of economic neo-colonization of the region. However, the younger generation, more inundated by these influences via the media, have adopted this culture as part of their own and see it as an essential part of their identity as the next generation of Indian leaders.
From the media to romantic relationships, the outsourcing culture to night life, watch these opinions clash as we explore the true identity of BangalAmerica.