Previously at the ICA - Films
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.