Nicobar, a Long Way…

Director: 
Richa Hushing
Cinematography: 
Rrivu Laha
Sound: 
Richa Hushing
Editing: 
Richa Hushing
Production: 
Films Division of India
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of India
Country: 
Duration: 
59Min
Year of production: 
2016
Movies language: 
Subtitles language (s): 
Schedule: 
Tue, 28/03/2017 -
20:45 to 21:45
Wed, 29/03/2017 -
20:30 to 21:30
Location: 
CIVA & Cinéma Galeries
Debate following the screening with: 

(28/03 - 20H45) Brigitte Leoni (Senior Communication Officer UNISDR)

 

Synopsis: 

After the deadly Tsunami of 2004, the originally isolated and self-sufficient aboriginal populations of the Nicobar Islands Archipelago were invaded by humanitarian aid and initiatives. These interventions affect their lifestyle, their culture, their identity and their memory, which are all endangered.

Bio Director: 

After graduating in Direction from the Film and Television Institute of India in 2005, Richa Hushing worked with the digital image archive at Majlis - a centre for rights discourse and multidisciplinary arts in Mumbai. She is one of the founding contributors of the Public Access Digital Media Archive. She has been making short documentaries since 2008. Her films observe intangible cultures through characters resisting social norms or responding to social flux. Nicobar, a long way... is her first feature length film. She is currently engaged in raising resources to create a digital repository of over 120 hours of annotated footage from the Nicobar Archipelago.