High Grounds | Documentary Film | DIFF 2020 Official Selection | Rajiv Malu
'High Grounds' is a documentary film on the drivers and conductors who drive on the death roads of the Spiti Valley in India. The film focuses to narrate their lives, shows us how the government's transport department functions, and documents the lives of locals residing in the valley as one embarks on this journey.
High Grounds | Documentary Film | Trailer | Rajiv Malu | Whistling Woods International | DIFF 2020
Shot against stunning Himalayan backdrops, High Grounds documents the lives of those bus drivers and conductors who traverse the perilous roads of Spiti Valley in Northeast India. The film also details the workings of the government transport department and introduces us to other residents of the valley, as they utilise the region’s remarkable bus network. Director, DP, Editor: Rajiv Malu Producer: Vijay Singh Malu Mentor: Fareeda Mehta Presentor: Whistling Woods International, Mumbai India In association with Tasveer Motion Pictures Additional Photography: Praveen JT & Aparsi Das Special Thanks: Vijay Kothari & HRTC Trailer Editor: Shubham Baniya
Dhobi Ghat | Mumbai | Rajiv Malu
Dhobi Ghat is usually associated to a place where washing and ironing of clothes are done. The public ignores how the people of Dhobi Ghat live. Although their lives revolve a lot around their work but there is always more to see. Hence the main objective of my movie is to break the dilemma of the mindset created for these people and show who these people actually are.