Genre: Documentary/LGBT Director/s: Poppy Stockell Runtime: 52’ Country/s: Australia Year: 2007 Producer/s: Cecilia Ritchie Language/s: English IMDB: Festivals: Official Selection, HOT DOCS, 2008
Winner Best Documentary Award, The World of Women Festival, 2007
Winner World Movies Audience Award, Sydney Film Festival, 2007
Nominated for Best Documentary, IF Independent Spirit Award, 2007
Released: Australia, Denmark, France, Canada, Israel, Brazil

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Despite living in Sydney, Australia, one of the gay capitals of the world, 28 year old Poppy is forced online in her search for love. When she meets online 31 year old Anglo/Indian Sandeep Virdi, she thinks she’s found the one. Unfortunately, Sandeep lives at home in the British Midlands with her conservative Sikh parents and three younger sisters. And she’s not out to any of them!


Through raw, incredibly frank footage, Searching 4 Sandeep follows Poppy and Sandeep’s relationship across two years and three continents. Poppy wanted to make a film about the way in which new forms of communication like the internet and SMS have changed the way her generation relate to one another. Searching 4 Sandeep follows that theme – how technology can help us find other people but can also hinder our intimacy – and is also the story of a pretty serious dose of culture clash.