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Behind the Tin Sheets, is a film-based project started in the year 2009.

The project uses video and other related media to engage with the changing landscape of Bangalore.

The project culminated into three films: “Distance”, “Presence” and “In transit”

Distance

Synopsis
A faraway village set amidst a growing metropolis where the workers narrate stories of love and longing.
The film was partially supported by the Docedge Development Grant, Kolkata (2012).

Role
Cinematographer

Screenings
Awarded Golden Dove Dok Leipzig 2013 (Germany)
Urban Lens Film Festival 2017 (India)

Presence

Synopsis
Stories of ghosts as narrated by workers building the city of Bangalore.

Role
Cinematographer

Screenings
Screened at Viennale 2013, Intense Proximity-Le triennale, Palais De Tokyo, 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, VideoEx, Tate Modern Art Gallery, BMW Guggenheim Lab in Mumbai and Cobalt a building under-construction in Bangalore

In transience

Synopsis
A film that tugs between the real and the unreal aspects of the worker. With residues of romance and realism, the film attempts to meander through the disparate metamorphosis of a city.

Role
Cinematographer

Screenings
Screened at ‘Labour and Leisure,’ part of Alternativa, Poland; ‘Asiatica Film Mediale’, Italy; MONITOR 8: New South Asian Short Film and Video, Canada; VII International Labour Film Festival Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir); Impakt VideoArt Festival, Amsterdam; IX International Conference on Labour History, Delhi; BMW Guggenheim Lab, Mumbai.