The final Graduate project during the MA program in Art, Design & Communication at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
Screened at the Beskop Tshechu Short film Festival, Bhutan, 2011
Golden Owl for best Documentary and best editing at the 4th Cut.In Students film fest, Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai, 2011
CHAR DUKAN | FOUR SHOPS
HINDI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
This is a story about time, when it decided to rest its heels, at the foot of the Himalayas. Or so, I thought. As a visitor this space feels surreal, out of nowhere with five shops huddled in a corner.
But time seems to have taken its own course meandering along this path and echoing through the hills. Stories of the past almost coincide with the present but never really meet. The fleeting images of nature that seem strange are things that happen here every other day.
For Krishna Devi it is the time that’s gone by that remains etched in her memory. Time now means waiting day and night to descend into sweet sleep.
Dollar, the dog, moves through the day languorously, doing nothing but taking a nap and scratching himself to the drone of a jeep.
Vardaan plays with smoke and silences telling us things about the place, which we might not notice at the outset.
This is a story about four shops.