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2016



Birha(Away)

Ekta Mittal

  • India

2017 완성예정

Synopsis

Birha is poetry of separation. Derived from Punjabi Sufi poetry, it reflects the waiting and lamentation caused by pangs of separation. Guided by this poetry, and friendships with migrant workers, Birha follows the trails of separation from faraway villages to unknown cities. Some long to go home, some feel free to be away from home, some others have disappeared. The film is in quest of impermanence in an everlasting present.

Director

  • Ekta Mittal

    Ekta Mittal co-founded Maraa, a media and arts collective in Bangalore (www.maraa.in ). She works closely with community radio and creative practices around public spaces as a practitioner, researcher and facilitator. She is also a filmmaker, working on films around labour, migration and cities since 2009. She is currently curious about ghosts, cicadas and pomogranate seeds.

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