Fire walking ritual is a very common event that end the 'Mahabharatham Festival' of Draupati Amman Temples, in and around the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu, India. For National Folklore Support Centre, with my good friends Aruvi and Manivannan, I did two documentary films - one on this 26 day festival and the other one on Timti ritual. The documentary on Timiti is now uploaded in NFSC's youtube channel. Thanks to the director of NFSC, Mr. M.D. Muthukumaraswamy for giving me the opportunity to work with NFSC and hence these documentary movies.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Man & Nature
A film I edited for my good friend Joseph Alex. Is there a greater truth than what nature has to give? - Camera speaks about Mannan Tribe of Kerala, India through two distinct view points - One of the community as a whole & the second through Periyan Chachi, a very silent member of Mannan tribe who prefers his 'day' close to nature than anything else.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
A chair has different meanings in different people's life. 'Shadow Chair' is a film done by young people of Skimstone studio, Newcastle. It is a new attempt where we are trying a more democratic way of filmmaking where each participant plays an equal role.
What is the Edge?
' What is the Edge?' is a collaboration between young filmmakers from Thomas Bewick School and All Saints Collage and Skimstone. It is inspired by site visits to Hadrain's Wall. The edges of wall were explored as barriers that might protect us or stop us doing things, and as a boundary created by the Emperor Hadrain.