Thursday, 4 August 2011

My Camera My World

Bengali/English/Hindi with Eng subtitles/53 minutes/2011

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An ECO production
For Public Service Broadcast Trust /2011

Three sets of children live their life at different levels of negotiations, in three different parts of India. The children: social orphans from Kolkata, upper middle class children from Delhi and adivasi (indigenous) children from Madhya Pradesh.

These children are not only separated by geography but also their socio-political milieu. Chances are that they may never encounter each other in their contemporary worlds.

A project gets underway to select a few children from these three diverse groups and share with them few basic filmmaking skills- enough to enable them to put together their thoughts and ideas into a short film within a window of couple of weeks. A Participatory Video process.

Facilitated by a community media practitioner and a documentary filmmaker, the children go through a process of introspection and interrogation of their lives. They relive their histories and dream their future. They meander in and out of their fears, their ecstasies. What they author and own, is a piece of film, they are proud of. They travel to a common destination, where all the children filmmakers meet and build bridges into each other’s lives, mediated through their films.

A documentary film, My Camera My World is woven around this process. The film tries to capture the journey of the children’s camera from the life around them to the world inside them….of their memories and thoughts.

Concept Script Direction
Krishnendu Bose

Children Participatory Videos
Design Facilitation Editing
Kavita Das Gupta

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