Directed by Dhiraj Meshram, a graduate from the Film and Television of India (FTII) and currently an Associate Professor of Film Production at the institute, portrays the plight of farmers and youth residing in rural India.
The survey covering areas from Nal Stop to Natawadi and including places like Patil Estate, Shivajinagar, Ghole Road, Kamla Nehru Park, Khilarewadi, FC Road, JM Road, Deccan and others, revealed some startling facts.
Rabhas traditionally depend on agriculture and non-timber forest produce. Women of the community, although skilled in traditional weaving, are shy in nature and were thus unable to bring their works to the art aficionados so far.
Senior curator Paolo Cherchi Usai speaks about the need, challenges and technicalities of film preservation and restoration, where India stands, the damage done so far and how film preservation can emerge as a career option in future.