.in for motion

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English (subtitled), 60 min, 2008, India

.in for motion is a visual essay about the dramatic change that the world's largest democracy is going through for the past two decades. Economic liberalization, and the IT revolution took place simultaneously in a country where the real industrial revolution hasn't happened.

The cities expanded vertically and horizontally, the consumables changed in variety and choice. The citizen realized his power as consumer, democracy's fundamental unit assumed a new identity. Underneath, the country witnessed an ever-increasing drain of inhabitants to the cities, fields of traditional crops gave way to industries, hillocks to IT towers. The population, once considered a burden, today coupled with education and professional exposure appears to become world's largest contributor to the ever-growing IT industry.

One development erases memory of the previous. The fact that India was amongst the earliest in Asia to develop digital computers indigenously is a forgotten story today.

Amlan Datta
Creative Crew
Amlan Datta
Subhadeep Sengupta
Absent, Pradeep Chatterjee
Series Producer: Pramod Mathur (Steps India), Executive Producer: Iikka Vehkalahti (YLE)
Awards and Screenings:

Special mention Jury Award, IDSFFK '09 Trivandrum, India
Silver Award for Best Documentary, Indian Documentary Producers Association '09
Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) for Best Environment Film including Agriculture, 57th National Film Awards, India

World Premiere at IDFA'08 First Appearance Competition & East Side Stories Section
SIGNS '09 Trivandrum
EcoFilms '09 Rhodos, Greece
2nd IDSFFK 2009, Trivandrum, India
Xth Asiaticafilmmediale '09, Rome, Italy

This film is part of a series to commemorate the country's 60 years of independence. A co-production with Steps India and YLE Finland, the film received the prestigious Jan Vrijman Fund from IDFA, Amsterdam.