1. The Color of My home (Trailer)
What happens to the idea of home, when people are displaced? Buffeted by
strong winds beyond their control and forced out of lived homes and ancestral
villages. Scattered like human debris; never able to return. How do they
rebuild a new home and a new life, with hearts unable to erase the memories
of all that has been left behind?
The Colour of My Home is about rebuilding broken lives, brick by tiny brick. It
is about the scars that sudden displacement leaves on the human soul. It is
about remembering and loss. It is also about the power of hope and the will to
2. Colors Of Nature
Colours of Nature documents the age-old techniques in vegetable dying in various parts of the country. Many of these dyes continue to be used in a wide variety of contexts, including in the colouration of butter, in a great deal of cooking, in the cosmetic industry, in the dyeing of clothes that are now ubiquitously used, both within and outside the country. A lot of these colours come from plants, such as the pomegranate rind which gives yellow colour, majith which has a natural pink/red colour, and so on. The katha extract is used in the colouration of lipsticks, while the seed of Anatto (grown in Kerala) is used to colour Amul Butter. The film particularly focuses in western India, where a large variety of communities are engaged in the production of natural dyes.
3. Something To Chew On -
Something to chew on is the story of the areca nut or supari as it is more commonly known. All of us have experience of this condiment, yet few of us know of where it comes from, and how it is produced. The film takes the viewer deep into the valleys and forests of the Karnataka Western Ghats, where the areca palm is grown in plantations that are complex composites of many different species of spices. Production of supari today combines the modernity of drip irrigation systems with the antiquity of specialist tree-climbers jumping from one tree to the next, high above the ground, as they harvest the ripe nut. The film is set within the magical context of the Western Ghats – the swirling mist a constant reminder of one’s presence in the Indian rainforest.