Bhavani - Jammakkalam

Enter the World of the Weavers at the heart of Tamil Nadu, India. The town of Bhavani is well known for its handlooms and its hardworking army of weavers. It is home to the finest and the most durable carpet in the world - The Jammakkalam.

What flourished as a tradition and an art form for 200 years, is now facing a crisis. The average age of a Jammakkalam weaver is over 50 years, making the future of this craft a big question mark. This film is to throw light on the current status of this art and its artisans.

  • Dileep Rangan
    Director
    B for Biology, Breathing Walls
  • Maverick Prem
    Writer
    Annapoorna The Pride of Coimbatore
  • Dileep Rangan
    Writer
    B for Biology, Breathing Walls
  • Amar Ramesh
    Producer
    Annapoorna The Pride of Coimbatore
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 9, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,934 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    English, Tamil
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Dileep Rangan

Dileep Rangan is a beginner when it comes to Non-Fiction Filmmaking.. He started his storytelling journey as theatre practitioner for the last 14 years and has always been interested in finding an unique voice in storytelling. He is also trainer in communication and theatre. He has trained over 8000 people and about 5000 children. His journey in filmmaking has just begun, he is looking to make more stories focusing on Change Making, Social Impact and Sustainability.

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Director Statement

Jammakkalam talks about the plight of the modern day weavers and the difficulties that has risen in the moment, the urgency to look upon the issue and the need for a sustainable solution in order to save the tradition as well the lives creating it.