Previously at the ICA - Films

Farida Pacha, My Name is Salt, 2013

Dochouse: My Name is Salt + Q&A

28 Aug 2014

India's Little Rann 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 rhythmic, a dance that mirrors the dance of the mirages on the burning horizon. And all before the monsoon rains return and desert becomes ocean once more. My Name is Salt is a strikingly 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.

The screening is followed by a Q&A with director Farida Pacha and cinematographer Lutz Konermann.

My Name is Salt, dir. Farida Pacha, Switzerland/India 2013, 92 mins

All films are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

Supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom

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