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제16회 제천국제음악영화제

14th(2018)

Up Down & Sideways
India | 2017 | Korean | 83min | DCP | Color | Documentary | Folk

PROGRAM NOTE

Close to the India-Myanmar border is the village of Phek in Nagaland. Almost all people in the village cultivate rice for their own consumption. They sing as they work in cooperative groups. The seasons change, and so does the music, transforming the mundane into the hypnotic. The love that they sing of is also a metaphor for the need for the fellows and the community, to build a polyphony of voices. It is a musical portrait of a community of rice cultivators and their memories of love and loss. 

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DIRECTOR

Anushka Meenakshi

Anushka Meenakshi has worked as a filmmaker, and a community video trainer. In 2011, the she and Iswar Srikumar started ‘the u-ra-mi-li project (the song of our people)’, which focuses on stories about music in the everyday, through various art forms. Their works have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art (Mumbai) and the Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, among others. 

Iswar Srikumar

Iswar Srikumar is an actor and a lighting/sound designer for theatre. In 2011, he and Anushka Meenakshi started ‘the u-ra-mi-li project (the song of our people)’, which focuses on stories about music in the everyday, through various art forms. Their works have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art (Mumbai) and the Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, among others. 

Producer
: Manas Malhotra
Cinematography
: Anushka Meenakshi, Iswar Srikumar, Tarun Saldanha
Editor
: Anushka Meenakshi, Iswar Srikumar
Music
: Community of Phek Village