Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Project.



"The most significant fact of modern days is this, that the West has met the East. Such a momentous meeting of humanity, in order to be fruitful, must have in its heart some great emotional idea, generous and creative."
- Rabindranath Tagore

TrueRoot films’ production of Songs from the Little Road featuring renowned UK DJ State of Bengal will begin production on May 27, for a 50 day shoot in West Bengal, India.

OBJECTIVE OF FILM:
To observe the fruits of cultural interaction.
Capture the spirit of Bengal and Bengali culture.
Combine Eastern and Western forms & ideologies, while assuming
our own visual and commentary aesthetic.
Utilize film, the medium which led to a decline in folk arts to
reinvigorate artists and the artforms.

The filmmakers are storytellers
traveling alongside a way of life
they have never before
experienced.

This documentary will be following
the Hindu folk traditions of
Muslim scroll painters (Pataus)
in regions of West Bengal, India.

ONE FILM FOR TWO AUDIENCES

Songs from the Little Road:
In English, for Western audiences, reflecting what the foreign crew
learned from their interaction with an alternative culture
and philosophy.The filmmakers are storytellers
traveling alongside a way of life
they have never before
experienced.

Ananta Jebone (Life Eternal):
In Bengali, for folk artists, illustrating the crew’s understanding
of their artistic philosophy and the future of folk traditions.

3 Comments:

Blogger Janis said...

You are on the road to an exciting journey. I am so proud of you and I love you.
Mom

9:55 AM  
Blogger Maia Bullrich said...

from argentina..the best vibes for this journey...take care of yourselves...i'll be thinking about you gusy a lot...become sponges!!!

besos besos besos to you evancito, emilita, ronny and shu

maia-

2:10 PM  
Blogger Shark said...

thnkxz 4 not neglecting Calcutta.

1:08 PM  

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