I was thinking of underground spaces when I made a film on a watchman in a basement of an apartment building3. And I thought of all that material that may not have made its way into my/her film; all that B-roll that may have been viewed and logged, but subsequently abandoned. When I spoke to Janaki and to the cinematographer, Ramani, about reusing the footage again they were excited and supportive. This footage barely remembered now, was stored away in boxes4. Ramani saw in his shots a potential that may not have been fulfilled in the final film made, especially, the long shots in the elevator that show the descent into the mine. Every act of filmmaking has its restraints, be it time or content.

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