Living Lightly Film Festival
ON THE MOVE
India, 16:31 min
Director : Sonakshi Bhandari
This film explores the lapse of time and heritage. The underlying themes are values of identity, sense of community and the need for traditional and indigenous knowledge to be preserved.
This is a story following the Gaddi, herder community in Himachal Pradesh, India.
The community is at a critical point where the people have unwillingly moved away from the pastoral way of life and are adapting to rapidly changing environments in terms of lifestyle.
This film raises questions about their everyday practices and answers them through the lens of a native being.
This film explores the duality between the Unt Maldhari community and the onslaught of change which has affected their livelihood and unique traditional knowledge that is on the verge of vanishing.