SURVEY NUMBER ZERO

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Director Priya Thuvassery / India 2016 / 32 min / Lihula Mirror Hall 22.09 - 12:00

 

‘Survey Number Zero’ is an ethnographic documentary on the making of salt in Gujarat, a state which produces 70% of the salt in India.
Despite its tremendous everyday utility, “common salt” is usually taken for granted. And salt farmers are hardly the heroes of history or mythology, ballad or legend. This film journeys through the lives of Hansaben, Bhawanaben and Pashiben, three women farmers of different ages as they go through three stages of salt farming in the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat.