Author:

Jane Dyson


Title:

Lifelines


Year of production:

2014


Video length:

15:59 minutes



Description:

Life in the Indian Himalayas is one of hard agricultural labour. But in a village 2500m high, under the peaks of Nanda Devi, an energetic younger generation seek more. This is one man's story of juggling responsibilities and fighting for dreams, both for himself and his community. Geographer Jane Dyson has worked in the village for thirteen years. This character-driven documentary seeks to make sense of some of the changes that occurred over that time. Tragic and hopeful in equal parts, it sheds light both on individual dilemmas, and on the wider class struggles of marginalised people.