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The Halari Oshwals are a small community dispersed around the world yet held together by a history of sacrifices. But times have changed. This globalization has led to many problems within the community, and their numbers are dwindling. An Oshwal woman from Canada worries about the preservation and survival of her heritage in the hands of generations to come.

She sets out on a pilgrimage to visit Oshwal communities in Kenya, where she was born; the UK, where she lived for a while; and India, where her parents originated. She discovers a shared concern for the future of the community and its traditions in the face of globalization and geographical disconnect, and explores what this means for the younger generation and their Oshwal identity.

Although the film is the story of one small community, it confronts all of us as societies becoming more individualistic and fragmented. There are concerns echoed all over the world over dying cultures and heritage. In Canada, many of us are still living the immigrant experience, trying to hold on. But when future generations become removed from this experience, the film has the power to change the way they see themselves in a new world community.

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