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DocHouse - My Name is Salt + Q&A with Director and Cinematographer

Thursday 28th August, 2014 at 6:30pm


Documentary champions DocHouse are back after a break with more insightful investigations into the unseen, extreme places of the world:

From DocHouse:

My Name is Salt + Q&A with Director and Cinematographer

Dir. Farida Pacha
Switzerland / India - 2013 - 92mins

India's Little Ran of Kutch desert seems to extend for eternity. There's not a tree or blade of grass in sight but for eight months of the year 40,000 men, women and children trek across India to scrape a living from this most unlikely place: harvesting salt. Filmmaker Farida Pacha follows one family as they attempt this seemingly impossible task. Under the blinding glare of the sun they work the land; the labour is a rhythmic dance that mirrors the dance of the mirages on the burning horizon. All this before the monsoon rains return and desert becomes ocean once more. My Name is Salt is a beautiful portrayal of an extraordinary world.

Winner of Best Documentary at this year's Edinburgh Film Festival, this is a striking debut from Farida Pacha who uses Lutz Konermann's mesmerising cinematography to powerful effect.

Winner: Best Documentary, Edinburgh Film Festival, 2014
Winner: First Feature, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2013
Winner: Documenta Film Festival, Madrid, 2014
Official Selection: Hong Kong Film Festival, 2014

Following the film Director Farida Pacha and Cinematographer Lutz Konermann will join us for a Q&A.