Anish is a filmmaker from Hyderabad who is fascinated by the lives of the Fakhirani Jat, a nomadic tribal community of camel herders in the Banni grasslands of Kutch, Gujarat. He wants to make a film on them and make it reach people, hoping it would better the living conditions of the tribe. But all is not as it appears, as a local politician, an old patriarch, a veterinary doctor and even the tribe themselves all have differing views on him and his act of filming. As Anish tries to navigate this unknown territory, a question arises: Is he helping them or being exploited by them?

  • Sai Ashwin
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 5, 2023
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Auroville Film Institute
Director Biography - Sai Ashwin

Sai Ashwin (born 1996) is an Indian Filmmaker based out of Hyderabad, India. He studied Engineering like many other countless youth of the country and then took up filmmaking (again) like many other countless youth in the country.

In order to escape his cliched life, Sai Ashwin seeks to find excitement through his practice, be it fiction or non-fiction. When not procrastinating his next script, he collaborates with fellow filmmaker friends on their projects in production, cinematography, editing and sound design.

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