Festival International de Cinema, Marseille

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf
is showing at FID Marseille 

July 2-8, 2013
Update: is awarded the Jury special mention
(International competition)

Synopsis: 

A boat has many powers: to gather a society in its making, to distribute goods, to carry people and ideas across places that, it seems to us, are more different than ever before.

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf is a result of four years of dialogue, friendship and exchange between CAMP and a group of sailors from the Gulf of Kutch. Their travels, and those of co-seafarers from Pakistan and Southern Iran, through the Persian and Aden Gulfs show us a world cut into many pieces, not easily bridged by nostalgics or nationalists. Instead, we follow the physical crossings made by these groups of people who make and sail boats. And who also make videos, sometimes with songs married to them.

Original format(s): HDV, SDV, VHS, Cellphone videos (variable)
Screening format: HDV, 16:9
Run time: 81 mins



Credits

Camera: Siddik Umar Sanghar, Mrinal Desai, Junas Salemamad Bhagad, Ashok Sukumaran, Shaina
Anand, Sulaiman Haroon Raja, Jabbar Hassan Chingda, Ismail Haroon Ghandhar, Mohammed
Rafik, Sulaiman Wahab Sumbhania, Abdul Majid Chauhan, Mehboob Abbas Sanghar, 
Hakimuddin Lilyawala, and the anonymous creators of music videos across many boats and
many years. 

Direction: Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran

Editing: Sreya Chatterjee


Gallery: Festival International de Cinema, Marseille
From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf, 2013

Feature-length travelogue by sea between western India, eastern Africa and the Persian gulf. First shown at a purpose built outdoor cinema on the creekside in Sharjah in 2013, where many of the sailors gather. Shown in Documenta 13 in an abridged form, as part of the installation The Boat Modes.

83 mins. Original format(s): HDV, SDV, VHS, Cellphone videos (variable). Stereo audio and in-cameraphone music.

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