Under the Palace Wall


2013 / 53 minutes

Directed by
David MacDougall
Country of production
Australia India

From the 16th century the Indian village of Delwara in southern Rajasthan was ruled as a principality of the kingdom of Mewar. Its palace, which overlooks the village, is now a luxury hotel - a world remote from the daily life of the villagers. Following on from his film SchoolScapes, which was inspired by the early cinema of Lumière, David MacDougall here employs a series of precisely observed scenes to explore Delwara's local primary school as a part of contemporary village life - a life that continues "under the palace wall".

South Asia
Education / Knowledge transmission Children / Young people Tourism / Travel / Pilgrimage