India in a Day
+ Q&A with director Richie Mehta, editor Beverley Mills and producers Cassandra Sigsgaard and Jack Arbuthnott
Richie Mehta’s film documents India as seen through its citizens’ eyes over a 24-hour period.
Dir Richie Mehta
English and Hindi with EST
October 10 2015, dusk ‘til dawn. This is the 24-hour period we spend in India, as seen through its citizens’ eyes. Following the formula pioneered by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions – whereby the producers ask for people to send in footage of their day-to-day lives in order to create a true snapshot of life – the film is a lyrical montage of clips selected from over 16,000 videos received. The largest crowdsourced film in Indian history, with over 365 hours of footage recorded during the 24-hour period, it reminds us of the immense power of small, everyday stories.
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