Ebi et Watashi (Grandma and Me)

Ebi et Watashi is a visual autoethnography that documents my family’s migration to four different cities —Kathmandu, Tokyo, Kagoshima, and Geneva— through the narratives of four women in my family.

The project, which is primarily composed of a series of video vignettes, considers how migration has shaped the linguistic and regional identities of these four women, and asks if there is a future for dying dialects in an increasingly globalizing world. Above all, it is an exploration of recent sociolinguistic trends within the Mustangi community. 

This project was funded by NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.