AGAINST THE TIDE
Ganesh and Rakesh are Koli fishermen in Mumbai. Traditionally, they fish in shallow waters, in tune with the tide. But their hauls are steadily decreasing. Ganesh thinks the future of fishing lies in the new technologies imported from China. For Rakesh this is a betrayal of tradition. A film about friendship, climate change and globalisation. Samay Claro
Camera: Ashok Meena. Sound: Moinak Bose. Editing: Atanas Georgiev, Blagoja Nedelkovski. Music: Igor Vasilev Novogradska. Production: Snooker Club Films. Producer: Sarvnik Kaur. Length: 97 min. International Sales: Deckert Distribution.
Sarvnik Kaur's documentaries tell stories that bring out the tensions and conflicts beneath the surface of the 'normal' and 'everyday'. Her first documentary, A BALLAD OF MALADIES, was not allowed to be aired on national television but was awarded the 64th National Film Award of India for Best First Non-Fiction Film in 2017. She has received several grants from Sundance Film Fund, Catapult Film Fund, IDFA Bertha, San Francisco Film Fund, AlterCine Foundation, HotDocs Crosscurrents International. She has also been a grantee of the Hot Docs Accelerator Lab, IDFA Academy and Chicken & Egg Eggcelerator Lab.
A BALLAD OF MALADIES, IN 2016
Nominated for the DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency
The films in this series tell stories from countries in transition. They are supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ and are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition, endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Stiftung.