Film on ancient tribal creation myth and Kerala’s eco system wins ‘Golden Conch’ for Best Documentary at MIFF 2014: ‘Have you seen the arana?’ – Mumbai

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‘Have you seen the arana?’ wins the Golden Conch for Best Documentary in the National Competition at MIFF 2014.
The award citation: “This film is elegant, patient, meditative, and subtle. The director gently moves her audience towards
a deep appreciation of the tribal, mythical connections between humanity and the ecosystems that sustain us all.”
The award was shared with ‘Invoking Justice’ by Deepa  Dhanraj.

The film also won Best Cinematography Award given to Saumyananda Sahi and Best Sound to Christopher Burchell.

Source: Message by Sunanda Bhat 12-2-2014
www.songlinefilms.com

Synopsis (excerpt)

Interwoven into contemporary narratives is an ancient tribal creation myth that traces the passage of their ancestors across this land, recalling past ways of reading and mapping the terrain.

As hills flatten, forests disappear and traditional knowledge systems are forgotten, the film reminds us that this diversity could disappear forever, to be replaced by monotonous and unsustainable alternatives.

Source: Songline Films | Sunanda Bhat | Have you seen the arana?
Address : http://www.songlinefilms.com/
Date Visited: Wed Feb 12 2014 10:58:47 GMT+0100 (CET)

DECCAN CHRONICLE | Merin Maria James

“We’ve shown cycles of agriculture, landscape and people’s lives. Rather than showing talking heads, the film observes and becomes a part of the dramatic life cycle of the people and their ecosystem…” read more »

Source: Songline Films | Sunanda Bhat | Have you seen the arana?
Address : http://www.songlinefilms.com/#press
Date Visited: Wed Feb 12 2014 11:01:22 GMT+0100 (CET)

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