The Lake and The Lake 2019, UHD video/DCP, stereo sound, 38 mins
In the peripheries of Bellandur lake, the act of observation is interrupted by flying foam, noxious gases, daydreams, and questions from passers-by. Despite its spectacular toxicity, the lake remains a valuable resource and refuge for counterpublics. Standing in this toxic commons alongside fishing communities, waste workers, foragers, security guards, street dogs, and children, the question arises: what constitutes a ‘nature’ worth protecting?
Awards & Nominations Jury Award for Best Documentary Award, 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival Nominee, Emerging Filmmaker Award, Open City Documentary Festival, London Nominee, Best Short Documentary, BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia