The gods of the small things have been sculpted by Ramani in silver and sand.
The Documentary Circle section of the Hyderabad Film Club is showcasing the work of the Chennai based cinematographer and filmmaker, R V Ramani. The club has chosen to screen five of his shortfilms today at the Bhaskara Auditorium. The filmmaker will also be present at the screening. He will be introducing his movies, and after the film he will also answer questions from the audience.
R V Ramani is a graduate in Physics from the Bombay University. He initially worked as a photo-journalist and later joined the Film And TV Institute Of India, at Pune. He has been making his own independent documentaries and short films since the year 1989. His films have been presented at many international film festivals. His Retrospectives, a documentary, has been screened at the Dokument Art, The International Documentary Film Festival in 1999, The Asia Pacific Trinalle, the APT3 Australia in 2003, and Mumbai International Film Festival in 2002.
This short film by Ramani comes with no dialogues. Toshikazu Kanai is a Japanese sculptor who has been largely working with clay. At the suggestion of Ramani, for the first time, Toshi tries working with sand, near the water front on a beach in Chennai. The film takes off on this note. The beach offers a variety of entertainment for the kids and the youngsters. While the sculptor is busy with his sculpting endeavors, the movie witnesses the activities of the fish in the sea, the balloon seller, hawkers, and the kids around him. This film reveals the process of creation, sustenance and destruction, all happening at the same time.
Director: R V Ramani
Photography: R V Ramani
Editing: R V Ramani
Producer: R V Ramani
Time: 19 minutes
Please contact Prakash Reddy on 93910-20243 for further details.