The Lake and The Lake

Kere mattu Kere

India, United States
2019 — 38 min / Colour



In the peripheries of Bellandur lake in Bangalore, "India's Silicon Valley", the act of observation is interrupted by flying foam, noxious gases, daydreams, and questions from passers-by. Despite its spectacular toxicity, the lake remains a valuable resource and refuge for counterpublics. Standing alongside fishing communities, migrant waste workers, security guards, street dogs, and children, it is evident that there is no nature that doesn't also include all of us.

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Director Biography

Sindhu Thirumalaisamy is an artist working across moving images, sound, and text. Her work explores multivalent sites that hold possibilities for collective resistance and care. Thirumalaisamy holds a diploma in digital video production from Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore, and an MFA in visual art from the University of California, San Diego. She is an alumnus of the Whitney Independent Study Program, the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.

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Sindhu Thirumalaisamy


Sindhu Thirumalaisamy


Sindhu Thirumalaisamy


Sindhu Thirumalaisamy


Sindhu Thirumalaisamy

Screenings & Awards

Ann Arbor, FF, United States, 2020
Best Documentary Award

RIDM, Montreal, Canada, 2019

Kinodot experimental, FF, Russia, 2020

BlackStar FF, United States, 2020

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