Name of the film Bin Savlyanchya Gavat (In A Shadowless Town)

Directed by Gouri Patwardhan

Cinematography Sameer Mahajan

EditingGouri Patwardhan, Ujjwal Utkarsh

SoundRaj Jadhav

Sound Design and Mixing Vipin Bhati

Year 2018

CountryIndia

Duration63 mins

LanguageMarathi, English (with Eng subtitles)

About the film

How is a city made? What is remembered when it is being made… and what is forgotten? Raising these crucial questions the film looks at how heritage walks in Pune city seek to define the history of the city in a narrow mold, exclusive to upper castes while they claim to represent the city. What has the erasure of historic figures and buildings has meant for the Dalit Bahujan community in the city and their struggle to reclaim some of them. Walking backwards in time the film tries to trace the imprint of caste on history and geography in Pune.

Director Biography

After graduating from Goa College of Art and then the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune Gouri moved on to make educational films for children and young adults for NCERT and UGC on themes of art, environment and inventive pedagogical practices (1990-1999). She has been part of collaborative video documenting projects with sociologist and anthropologists; with PUKAR, a Mumbai based urban knowledge production center and with Dr. Alexander Henn in exploring folk syncretic practices in Goa ( 1995-2004).