Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2007 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
|Project||My Camera and Tsunami|
The film shares several special moments that the filmmaker has experienced with his camera, a special bonding that he reached over a period of 4 years in creating cinematic imagery and making several of his films. The documentary is a memory of his camera which saved his life during Tsunami, but perished along with its last filmed footage; its last recorded image is now a matter of fiction, an elusive image or multiple possibilities.
On 26th December 2004, when the Tsunami struck the southern coast of India, I was standing there by sheer coincidence. When the huge fascinating wave started forming and rolling towards the shore at a great speed, I started filming it with my camera. My camera was recording when the wave hit me squarely and I drowned. As I was rolling under water with the force of the waves, I told myself not to breathe and not to leave my camera which was firmly locked in my right hand palm. I survived, though the camera got completely damaged including the footage. I realized my strong connection with the camera, which saved me from the fear and drowning.