Somewhere Nowhere by Reema Kaur, Shashank Walia

An essay film, using the observational form to explore the universe of a city. The City evolves episodically, seeking to open up the themes of nostalgia, memory and constant flux that bind these developing spaces together. An old man, also a photographer, tells a tale of the city in which he has spent his lifetime, opening up the idea of how a city keeps on reincarnating, to accommodate newer narratives.

Delhi; Trivandrum; India

Reema Kaur has a post-graduate diploma in Film Editing from the Film and Television Institute of India. She has edited several short films, including the National Award winning fiction Aushadh, documentary Maru Ro Moti (Docedge/ Busan) and videos for the Lalit Kala Academy. Reema conducts filmmaking workshops for school students, including one at the inaugural National Children's Film Festival. She has conceptualised and assisted on several short films, music videos and documentaries and is currently working on an international documentary Toy Stories.

Shashank Walia is a post-graduate in Mass Communication from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, and in Cinematography from the Film and Television Institute of India. He has written and directed a short fiction - In the month of Love. He has shot various international documentaries, including Love in the time of Hate for NHK Japan. He was Associate Cinematographer for the Hindi feature Soni. Shashank takes lectures on art aesthetics and cinematography at various media institutes, including Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai. He won the Best Cinematography Award at the DMCS Film Festival, Pune, for his film Yaan.

  • Assistant Director: Ranjit Nair
  • Researchers, Script Writers: Shashank Walia, Reema Kaur
  • Cinematographer: Shashank Walia
  • Sound Recordists: Shashank Kothari, Reema Kaur
  • Editor, Sound Designer: Reema Kaur
  • Sound Mixer: Saurabh Kumar
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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