Steeped and Stirred by Shweta Ghosh
The Film explores the multiple meanings of tea and through them finds out how we function as a nation. It takes one through the eccentric experience of the country’s diversity- from the strong, frothy chaya and luxurious orthodox leaf tea to the milky-spicy ginger chaha and savoury sheer chai. Through myriad preparation and drinking practices of the camellia sinesis, the Film uncovers the varied identities and paradoxes that sometimes make and sometimes break the idea of India.
Shweta Ghosh is a documentary filmmaker and researcher. A silver medalist from the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, she has explored her interest in food, travel, music and disability through various research and film projects. Her first film, Accsex, won a National Film Award.
- Cinematographer and Editor: Shweta Ghosh
- Sound Recordist: Harish Ravichandran
- Project Partner: Doordarshan