Notes on Guler by Amit Dutta
Guler, a small principality near Kangra, was an artistic and cultural wellspring since its accidental inception in the 15th century. Many greats like painters Pandit Seu, his sons Manaku and Nainsukh and the poet Brajraj were born here. The system of patronage under which lofty endeavours were possible even in financially austere conditions, is today gone. Tragically, even the physical landscape is submerged under a dam. The Film seeks out some traces of the submerged past, through the memories of those left behind, a condensation of a bygone civilisation.
Amit Dutta graduated in film direction from the Film and Television Institute of India in 2004. His films mostly engage with art, art history and alternative possibilities of the cinematic medium. He has won several national and international awards for his work in cinema and literature. His films include Nainsukh, Aadmi ki Aurat, Sonchidi, The Unknown Craftsman and The Seventh Walk. He has written several books, including Kaljayi Kambakht and The Invisible Webs. He has taught at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and FTII, Pune.
- Cinematographer, Editor, Sound, Music: Amit Dutta
- Co-Editor: Anurag Verma
- Research, Script: Amit Dutta, Ayswarya S. Dutta
- Animation, Graphics: Ayswarya S. Dutta
- Project Partner: Doordarshan