Pakkhe Nu Chhadnu Nai (My Nomad Soul)

documentary, india, 2015, 14 mins, digital HD, 16:9,

25fps, colour, optical stereo, hindi and gujarati dialogues

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Synopsis

 

Even as the pace of industrialization in India accelerates, there are communities in all parts of the country that continue to depend on natural resources for their survival. Pakkhe Nu Chhadnu Nai (My Nomad Soul) focuses on one such community – the Maldhari pastoralists of Kachch in Western India.

Credits


direction: Siddharth Govindan & Harsimran Kaur Anand

producer: Sanjay Barnela - Srishti Films, Moving Images India, Kalpavriksh, Vasundhara

financial assistance: oxfam india, ford foundation

camera: Siddharth Govindan, Harsimran Kaur Anand, Janvi Karval, Aakash Doshi, Aliasger Dhariwala

location sound: Savyasachi Anjuprabir, Shruti Kabo, Naomi Shah, Nayantara Manchala
edit: Aditi Banerjee, Kunal Deshpande, Harsimran Kaur Anand

crew: Nupur Balasubramanyam, Prachi Malviya, George Katticaran, Anshruta Biligeri, Rutuja Patil, Sindhu Thirumalaisamy

acknowledgements: Tushar Dash, Ashish Kothari, Meenal Tatpathi, Shiba Desor, Sabyasachi Das, Mamta Patel, Pankaj Joshi, Kiran Patel, Ramesh Bhatti, Sahjeevan (NGO), Banni Breeders Association Kutch

Awards

 

Winner in the ‘Newcomer’ category at 8th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival (New Delhi, India)

 

Winner of ‘The Future Award’ for the Best Documentary at Future is Today Film Festival (Mumbai, India)

Winner of the ‘Best Documentary Award’ for ‘Dr Satish C Seth Memorial award for Films with a Futuristic Vision’ at Future is Today Film Festival (Mumbai, India)

 

Nomination at Contact Film Festival (Izmir, Turkey)

Nomination at 8th Cut.in Film Festival (Mumbai, India)