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a first cut of a little movie for the "Ten Little Indian Movies", with stuff I shot about a year ago in India

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Comment by BlancheNoE on January 3, 2014 at 7:36pm

What a cool moving portrait. The added tension of worrying about that guy getting his leg clipped of by another train really adds a layer. The colors seem brighter there, don't they?

Comment by Gabriel Feld on January 3, 2014 at 8:16pm

thank you for the comment BlancheNoE. Yes, something like 5,000 people die in train accidents in India every year, I really didn't know what to do, but nobody seemed to care

Comment by Geoff on January 7, 2014 at 5:25pm

I planned a trip to India in 1984. I was in Turkey when Indira Gandhi was assassinated. I got on the plane anyway to think things over. I had a stopover in Karachi so I could just disembark and enjoy Pakistan instead.

I met a Dutch guy on the plane and we decided to go to India and watch out for each other. But we ended up spending all of our time trying to leave, to make our way to Nepal, since the transportation network just shut down. I saw Connaught Circle in Delhi with no traffic except for a few bicycle rickshaws. No buses, no taxis, no private cars. Trains didn't run and some which were caught mid-journey by the assassination had stones thrown at them. It was considered disrespectful.

So I never experienced rail travel in India, which I had really looked forward to.

Comment by NatureJunkie on February 22, 2014 at 8:12pm

I find your little movies fascinating. They're so well edited. This one made me feel as though I were behind the camera myself, spying into the faces of all those people. And the tension about the safety of the sleeping man's legs was almost Hitchcockian.

Comment by Gabriel Feld on February 24, 2014 at 10:30pm

thank you for the kind comments NatureJunkie!


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