Paani: of women and water

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2018 / 22 minutes

Directed by
Costanza Burstin
Anthropologist
Country of production
India

Against the bleached sky of Rajasthan, we encounter the women of a small Muslim village as they engage in their work. Here, water binds their daily labour rituals: they collect and carry water in massive urns, they clean plates and clothes with it, water their animals, and even maintain their homes with it (we see them churn mud to smear across their floors). A record of the ongoing cycles of women’s labour (“we make food, we eat, we sleep, we wake up…”), their sense of humour and resilience, and the ways the community co-operate to deal with scarcity.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest Student
Language and subtitles
Hindi Marwari (English subtitles)
Location(s) depicted
Rajasthan
Region
South Asia
Country
India
Keywords
Environment Food / Water Gender Role and Identity Rural Everyday Life