10/4/2010 to 10/4/2010
Screening as part of the Bombay Mix Film Festival
Unravelling is a short film that pursues an inter-generational poetic dialogue in the Urdu language, between the director and his Grandfather Sawarn Singh- a War Veteran who as a soldier in the Indian Army fought for the British in WWII: Burma; The Middle East and Africa. Through poetic motifs the film explores complex themes of war & remembrance, loss & exclusion and colonial legacy in contemporary Britain.
The project sees Director Kuldip Powar join forces with award-winning Composer Nitin Sawhney in a collaboration that subverts traditional director/composer working methods. Sawhney responds to the poetry creating an intricate moving score that serves as a starting point for Powar’s beautifully crafted imagery. What emerges is a sensory experience that is both evocative and haunting. This film invites us to explore our own ambivalence towards collective and personal stories of war.
Unravelling has been screened at: 'Coventry Cathedral';Herbert Art Gallery & Museum-Coventry;The Imperial War Museum;V&A;National Army Museum;Re-orient Festival-Stockholm;Sikh Arts, Book & Film Festival 08 -Hollywood;Sikh International Film Festival New York 09(awarded best film).
For further information visit www.institut-francais.org.uk or call 020 7073 1350