Family Album (working title; work in progress)
Set in Kolkata, Family Album attempts to gain some insights into our notions of family as mediated through personal photographs in private collections. Encounters with members of a large joint family, a nuclear family, an elderly woman now living alone and a single man with an extensive family archive help to explore the ways in which we construct meanings in photos: through direct and indirect memory; through different ways of looking; through the conventions of portraiture itself. And we see how family photos may be read as cultural and historical narratives.
Direction: Nishtha Jain
Cinematography: Anay Goswami, Savita Singh
Research & Script: Nishtha Jain, Smriti Nevatia
Associate Director: Smriti Nevatia
Original Languages: Bengali, English, Hindi
India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore