. In for Motion

  • Anirban Datta
  • India, Finland
  • 2008
  • 59 min
  • World Premiere
  • India - East Side Stories, IDFA Competition for First Appearance
Like a road movie along the information superhighway, .In for Motion investigates recent innovations in IT in India. In the past few decades, the IT sector there has grown at a breakneck pace, and the people of India have felt the consequences. Lots of Indians have found a job in a computer company or call centre, and for many of them the standard of living has increased drastically. Developments in telecommunications have made the world a smaller place, and information has become more accessible for everyone. But at the same time, many people seem to be losing touch with their history and a part of their own cultural identity. Filmmaker Anirban Datta put together an ensemble of stories that provide a kaleidoscopic picture of what the changes mean for the Indian people. He interviewed farmers who lost their land to the rapid expansion of Calcutta, call centre employees who work for international companies, and his father, who was one of the pioneers in developing the first computers back in the 1950s. And he travelled to the extreme northeast of the country, where a unique language is in danger of extinction because of the increasing dominance of English and Hindi.

Credits

  • 59 min
  • color
  • video
  • Spoken languages: English, Telugu, Hindi, Bengali
  • Subtitles in: English
Director
Anirban Datta
Production
Amlan Datta for Animagineer
Executive producer
Iikka Vehkalahti for Steps India
Cinematography
Amlan Datta
Editing
Sankha

IDFA history

2008
World Premiere
India - East Side Stories
IDFA Competition for First Appearance
2006
Supported with €14000 for Classic: Production & postproduction

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