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THE HORNS OF KOLKATA

Filmmaker : Andrew Scott India, New Zealand, 2018 PRODUCTION : Andrew Scott
6'
No dialogue

About this film

Synopsis

A sensory exploration of a city, its people and a sound that unites them. Working its way from very quiet to a raucous crescendo, the horn and its honk are the lead characters in this short observational documentary.

FIFEQ-MTL's opinion

Rich and powerful to see and to hear, The Horns of Kolkata focuses on an aural subject to portray a town bustling with life. A must see!


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Filmmaker

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott began his creative life as an actor but later realised he was more interested in recording others being themselves. His first documentary Kambala examined the ritual and sport of buffalo racing in India. It won both the Culture and Judges awards at the inaugural Wet West Film Festival. He also directed Takatāpui, a Māori LGBT television series. In 2014 as part of the Loading Docs initiative, Andrew was one of the ten selected directors to make a 3-minute online documentary on the theme of home for which he produced Homing. The Horns of Kolkata sees a return to India combining Andrew’s intrigue and wonder in everyday life with observational documentary.