Independent Films

We approached three diverse filmmakers to explore the sari's past, present and future. Bon Duke brings his distinct editorial and movement based visuals: Q, a provocative vision and lens on Indian culture; and Pooja Kaul, her intimate and sensitive storytelling. Shown successively in a 30 minute series, these films are available to be shown offline. Please contact us to arrange a screening.

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A woman finds a bundle of saris which evokes memories of young love, blurred and elusive but ever present.

  • Filmmaker Pooja Kaul
  • Associate Producer Good Earth

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A poignant film about the men behind the fabric. While women wear it, men are a large part of the process of making and selling the sari. From weavers to shop assistants, this is a film about the gentle flow of the sari through gaps in gender. Shot across Lucknow, Delhi, Kolkata and Banaras, ‘Sari Men’ pays homage to the dedication and precision of the craft.

  • Filmmaker Q
  • Associate Producer Good Earth

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The saris of singular women come alive in this modern dance interpretation piece. Once worn by traditional dancer Chandralekha, artist Beatrice Wood, Madame Chorosch – founder of India’s first indigenous design label, contemporary dancer Ruth St. Denis and Sarla Thakral – India’s first female pilot, historical textiles stand tall with the saris of equally special present day women.

  • Filmmaker Bon Duke
  • Associate Producer Good Earth