The desert extends endlessly - flat, grey, relentless. There is not a tree or blade of grass or rock
But there is one thing in abundance: salt.
Salt is everywhere, lying beneath the cracked, bake surface of the earth. This is the Little Rann of Kutch, 5000 sq kms of saline desert. And for eight months of the year, the salt people live here - laboriously extracting the crystal mineral from this desolate landscape. They have been doing this for generations.
My Name is Salt is the beautiful cinematic story of those who year after year migrate from their villages to live amongst this desolate landscape from September until April. This wonderfully unique film provides viewers a rare glimpse into one of the most isolated existences on the planet.
Winner - First Appearance Award, IDFA 2013