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My Name Is Salt

My Name Is Salt
  • 2014
  • Switzerland/India
  • 92 min
  • 12A
  • 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.

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My Name is Salt

9 Mar 20154 stars

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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