Living Among the Tides is a detached yet subjective expression of the intrinsically knitted life-cycles of man and Nature in the Sunderban area, as perceived by the urbane mind and eyes of the director. The Sunderban area, in the southern part of West Bengal, is the delta region of the Ganges river, which falls into the Bay of Bengal. In this primitive land, yet un-conquered by electronic civilization, Nature plays the role of Fate, serving, paradoxically, as the nourisher and destroyer of mankind. Through the archetypal seasonal imagery, presented in a subverted chronology (beginning with winter and ending in summer), the film depicts the never-stopping wheel of life in this ancient land. The film uses an off-voice verse narrative along with its visuals, thus breaking through the accepted canons of a conventional documentary.

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