Film southasia

"Festival of southasian documentries"

Jharu Katha

Directed by Navroze Contractor | |

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Turning the spotlight onto a common household implement, this film provides a fascinating in-depth look at the world of brooms in Rajasthan. This illuminating story of the broom engages in conversation with and about the makers, traders, and users of the tool, while concurrently highlighting the cultural and socio-political relations amongst the actors involved.

[director]Navroze Contractor studied film direction and cinematography at the Film and Television Institute of India. He has been the cinematographer for many award-winning feature films including Duvidha, 22 June 1897, Limited Manuski, Devi Ahilya Bai, Percy, Love in the Time of Malaria, and Devarkadu. He was the cinematographer for Frames, directed by Chetan Shah, the first feature film in India to be shot entirely in high-definition format. His most recent work The Advocate, by Deepa Dhanraj, looks into the history of human rights. He has had five one-man shows of his still photographs: one in Bombay, two in Bangalore and two in San Francisco, USA. His photographs of jazz musicians are in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum, in Washington, DC. [/director]

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