17 : 30 | Santiniketan
Beyond The Wheel
2005 | Gujarati, Manipuri, Hindi | Documentary | 58 Mins
in collaboration with ICT
Directed by Rajula Shah, a documentary film where Ceramist and Ethnographer, Shampa takes you on a journey to remote villages of Thongjao and Khavda to meet her counterparts in traditional pottery. Of these Sara Ibrahim belongs to the western tradition of painted pottery from Kutchh, Gujarat and Neelmani Devi to the northeastern tradition of burnished pottery from Thongjao in Manipur. In keeping with the taboo, Sara & Neelmani do not touch the wheel, yet the taboo of the wheel is turned on its head as they find ways to circumvent it, in the process- ‘re-inventing’ the wheel.