My Name Is Salt
- Switzerland / India
- 1h 32min
- Directed by: Farida Pacha
- Written by: Farida Pacha
Documentary on Indian salt producers and their yearly struggle to extract salt from the marshes of Gujarat, a process which is interrupted every year by the monsoon, which washes away all their unfinished labour. Without narration or onscreen conversation, the film has a hypnotic lyricism and becomes an uplifting affirmation of human resilience.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
My Name is Salt9 Mar 2015
Indian salt producers are the focus of an uplifting documentary from Farida Pacha
The best documentaries not only shine a light on hidden corners of the world but, through careful observation, elicit a true appreciation for experiences far removed from our own. Filmmaker Farida Pacha does just that with her excellent feature debut…
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