Sangam is a site of pilgrimage in Allahabad, India where three rivers meet – the Ganges, the Jamuna, and the mythical Saraswati. The rivers converge but their colors do not mix. It is believed by bathing at this confluence, one receives strength and freedom. In January of 2001 at the Kumbh Mela, over thirty million made a pilgrimage to Sangam.
Raj has arrived to New York from Bihar, India. Determined, he has left his family, culture, and a troubled past in hope of finding the American Dream.
Vivek, a disillusioned Indian American, grapples with the dreams laid out by his parents and the void of making those material dreams a reality. He seeks meaning by reliving fleeting childhood memories of visiting Sangam.
Raj and Vivek cross paths on a New York subway train. As each longs for what the other takes for granted, they must confront the currents that bind and divide them.
Sangam is a meditation upon the struggle to maintain faith as first and second generation immigrants. Textured in aesthetic and meaning, a traditional narrative is woven with experimental techniques - still photography, super 16, super 8, and motion design/animation.
Cout métrage d'école tourné en kit mini 35 confectionné par mes soins.
Le projet des étudiants de première année en vidéo s'appelle "Road to emc". Le principe : écriture d'un scénario, storyboard, découpage technique, 3 jours de tournage, 2 jours de montage, l'histoire doit se dérouler entre la bouche de métro et l'école.
Bon visionnage !
School short film shot with my diy dof adapter (unfinished he didn't vibrate yet). This is the project of student in first year of video production class named "road to emc".
We have to write a story, storyboard it, shot it in 3 days, edit it in 2 days. The story have to be in relation with the metro and the school.