Special prize

INDIA, 2015, 21 MIN.

Special Award for Sincerity and Poetic Image of XIV Baikal International Festival of Documentary and Popular-Science Films “People and Environment” n.a. V. Rasputin in 2015.

The hardships of the working class are mostly ignored by a society that runs on dreams of rich. Sometimes some people stop climbing the ladder and just watch the battle from the top. The gladiators fighting to death, they just watch standing in an ocean of blood.
A working class man gives all his life to an organisation to gain only his bread and butter. Thinking anything beyond that is a dream for him that fades away in few years after he starts his service. Caught up in the between the problems at home and problems at work he is churned everyday till retirement. At 60 years of age he is thrown out of the mess he understood as life.
Chaman Bhai Charlie is a man full of life, who can be a charmer at a public gathering. He works as a lighthouse attendant in Samiyani, a small island spreading across a length of 1km. The island is situated in Gulf of Kutch almost 2kms away from the Okha port. Every evening for 15 days he sees the lights shimmer at the Okha coast and goes to sleep. After 15 days he leaves the island and another man replaces him at the island. But his struggle continues in Lighthouse headquarters at Okha and his home in Dwarka.


танумой босе.jpgTanumoy Bose is a film student from the National Institute of Design, India. He developed a deep interest in film at a very young age and has worked in the film industry for over 7 years. His interest in understanding the language of cinema better made him pursue his masters in Film and Video Communication. His interest lies in exploring the loneliness of human existence. He is of the belief though that an artist's job is not to succumb to the despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of human existence.