Buy, sell or contribute collectibles to support a film

Two years ago, Ekta Mittal, co-founder, Maraa and Yashaswini Raghunandan, a film maker and artist started working on their film Behind the Tin Sheets. The production documents the lives of the workers who are involved in building the Bangalore Metro. It also captures the changes that the city has undergo during the construction.

"The process has been one of the most endearing one for us. It was a great way to deal with the transformations of the city and film some of the most interesting stories", say Ekta and Yashu (as friends call her).

A fellowship from the Centre for Media and Culture Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences supported the making of the film partly. The shooting ended recently but the duo needs 1,00,000 (one lakh) rupees to finish the post-production including sound, editing, etc. To mobilize finances to help them complete the film, a garage sale in being organized on Saturday, 26th March on from 4 PM to 8 PM opposite the erstwhile Premier Bookshop’s location off Church Street. Books, paintings, CDs, DVDs, t-shirts and various other knick-knacks contributed by people keen on assisting the fund raising effort, will be available for purchase.

One can contribute to the film by:

a. Participating in the garage sale or donating items for it
b. Sending money directly to Ekta and Yashu using these details
c. Spreading the word

Catch a sneak preview of the movie here. Also read Mapping Migrants, a Citizen Matters piece about an art installation on this theme.

For more details, email Ekta at forekta@gmail.com and Zainab Bawa on bawazainab79@gmail.com

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