Kalaripayattu

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Kalaripayattu

When the Body Becomes all Eyes

Anal Shah
Indien/USA, 2017
Shortfilms, 28min, OF

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Kalaripayattu

Anal Shah
Indien/USA, 2017
Shortfilms, 28min, OF

Screenplay: 
Anal Shah
Sound: 
Ernst Karel
Camera: 
Anal Shah
Editor: 
Anal Shah

Production: 
AnalShahFilms
World Sales: 
Anal Shah
Format: 
DCP
Color

Anal Shah’s latest short is woven from observational footage shot at various gyms showing the oldest martial arts of the world, Kalaripayattu. Intriguingly, the film offers no explanation via narration, thus encouraging the viewer into an unfiltered sensory experience. The task for the viewer is to find the hidden and embedded snippets of personal history in the work. “I see my work as a visual diary of my observations.”

In the presence of Anal Shaw.