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Date Added: 30th September 2013
Date Removed: 30th September 2015
Available for: 24 months
"When you're Indie, growing up is about as easy as gargling gravel. So you're a brown kid. Your name is Indie (""Indira"" to your parents), you're 13 and your only job is to grow up. Sounds simple enough, but things get tricky when you're trying to blend in at school but your immigrant parents' idea of proper school-dance-wear is a ruffled plaid dress they saw on a Little House on the Prairie re-run... See, now that Indie's 13, she's really caught in the middle of that school life / home life juggling act. But everything's way more complicated than when she was little. Because her school friends are barreling forward, enjoying all the freedom and fun that comes with being a teenager. But her eccentric South-Asian parents are pretty fond of their old-school values... So what's a girl to do? How about pave your own way down the middle? Like a rock band eschewing a traditional label, our hero always chooses to be 'indie' -- and do things her own way. Indie has an independent spirit and refuses to wear any one else's label, she'll make her own, thank you very much and try to make it work in her own unique way. ...Except sometimes? It 's really not easy. For instance, it's hard to win World 'O' Food Day when you're accidentally serving face-meltingly hot samosas. For instance, being forced to wear your mom's work blazer to a party isn't actually the "treat" your mom thinks it is. For instance, Remedial Hindi on Saturdays has a way of eating into your "me" time. But good days or bad, she wouldn't trade her mixed up life for anyone else's. Because, she's pretty sure of this: nobody laughs as much as she does; nobody eats better; nobody's life is richer or weirder or less stereotypical than hers."
Duration: 1 Season
Director: Jeremy Seifert
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