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An observational film that primarily looks at waste through the process of a kabadiwala (scrap dealer), Mokam Singh. The film is made up of subtle interactions of him with people, in his own neighborhood, in the middle class neighborhood where he works and also with the filmmaker. Through these interactions the film explores the idea of class and the boundaries that get crossed in a profession like his in turn reflecting upon the idea or the process of documentary filmmaking itself. As an extension of his process, the film through waste, also reflects upon the plethora of consumption by moving back and forth between the middle class neighborhood and a kabad khaana (dump yard) where heaps of huge sacks are transported to and from every day.

  • Mr. Daksh Punj
    Director
  • Mr. Daksh Punj
    Writer
  • Ms. Daljeet Wadhwa
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Maadhyam
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 19, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    English, Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    HD Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Mr. Daksh Punj

A graduate from School of Planning and Architecture in town planning, I have recently completed a diploma in Creative Documentary at Sri Aurobindo Center for Arts and Communication, Delhi. As part of the course I have directed Maadhyam, a short documentary, was the cinematographer for another short documentary Chaaya and co-directed a short film Palchinn Paraay (Moments Un-owned). I have worked with different production houses, assisted independent filmmakers and have done independent projects as well.

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