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Film chronicles the hunt for the perfect dosa in NYC

The short film Dosa Hunt follows a group of young men searching for the perfect Indian crepe in New York City – tackling issues of cultural identity on the way.

The dosa is a crispy, savoury pancake and a staple of south Indian cooking. But where can you get the best ones in New York City?

This is the question Amrit Singh, a music critic and son of Punjabi immigrants, set out to answer. He is joined on his quest by a gang of musician friends including jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and members of the bands Vampire Weekend and Das Racist.

The film isn’t just a freewheeling escapade. Singh sees Dosa Hunt as highlighting the views and lifestyle of a new generation of young South Asians in the US and providing creative role models for young people.

Tom Brook reports from New York.

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