Flood of memory

  • India 
  • United Kingdom 
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The monsoons of 2006 brought devastating floods to the Barmer district in Rajasthan desert of Western India. Villagers who survived the flood describe their memories, and their loss. Between the real and imagined ‘Flood of Memory’ uses a combination of live footage, charcoal and sand animation to evoke the desert landscape, and the stories of people who live within it.


  • Original title
    Flood of memory
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Anitha Balachandran
  • DOP
    Anitha Balachandran, Siddhartha Chatterjee
  • Editing
    Anitha Balachandran
  • Duration
    11 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • India
    • United Kingdom
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Tricky Women Special Programme, Vienna 2012
    • Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna, 2012
    • Plan 9, Experimental Film Festival, Prague, November 2011
    • Best of 15 Years of Animadoc, DOK Leipzig, November 2011
    • Anifest, Teplice, Czech Republic, 2010
    • Tricky Women, Vienna, Austria, 2010
    • DOK Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 2009
    • Cinanima, Espinho, Portugal, 2009
    • Inaugural Film at Voices from the Waters, Bangalore, India, 2009
    • Best Student Animation of 2009 Showcase, Animated Dreams, Talinn, Estonia, 2009
    • Rencontres Henri Langlois, Poitiers, France, 2008
  • Awards
    • Winner, Audience Award, New Generations Film Festival, Frankfurt

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