My Dark…

A WORKER on a loom in Bhiwandi is filmed in available light. A sliver of light renders his form visible in the dark workshop. Lint floats around him, trapping shards of light. Elsewhere, Ranjan Palit’s voice drawls on screen, “My gaze… My dark… My colour…” In Camera is a rare film in Indian documentary. It is Palit’s self-reflexive look at his work spanning 25 years. He reflects on his image-making, and his personal journey while he was a witness to seminal moments in contemporary history. Demolitions in Mumbai, protests at a coal mine and against a dam, Bhiwandi, Baliapal, performers, singers, actors — Palit’s gaze travels over the images he has created.

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