Rob Ulitski - 28th Nov 2019

Photographer and filmmaker Souvid Datta weaves an intergenerational tale of friendship with a cri de coeur about the global climate crisis in his video for his brother and sarod-playing virtuoso Soumik Datta.

This is the story of two boys in rural India who witness the first steps to deforestation by fire - the process that has accelerated this year with the Amazon fires.

In a parallel, present-day storyline, Soumik Datta lives a busy life in London, struggling to find inspiration in his composition of music. But then past and present come together, and Souvid finds his inspiration, to write Jangal.

Says Soumik: "It’s time we become aware of our complicity in the ongoing climate crisis and mass destruction of trees. It’s time to preserve existing forest ecosystems and restore lost tree cover. It’s time to #SavetheJangal."  And Souvid Datta's video is a poignant and reflective way to bring the music and the message to the public -  a timely and important piece of work. 

Credits

DirectorSouvid Datta
ProducerSubhajit Prasad
Production CompanySdfilms
Production ManagerSanglap Barman
1st ADArpan Bain
Director of PhotographySouvid Datta
Focus PullerPoulomi Golui
Art DirectorYemi Oyato Alade
VFXLeonard Ngu
VFXAmp; Oleksandr Maksym
Lead actorArkendu Bhattacharya, Paroj Chowdhury
LabelBucks Music Group
Other creditsDirected & Filmed By: Souvid Datta Production Company: SDFilms India Producer: Cinewacky Entertainment Boy: Arkendu Bhattacharya Friend: Paroj Chowdhury VFX: Leonard Ngu & Oleksandr Maksym Associate Producer & Mixing: Jonathan Rogers Mastering: Streaky Creative Producer: Subhajit Prasad Line Producer: Sanglap Barman 1st AD: Arpan Bain 2nd AD: Poulomi Golui 1st Production Asst: Yemi Oyato Alade 2nd Production Asst: Anirban Mandal Production Runner: Saikat Barman Production Co-ordinator: Jayanti Prasad With Special Thanks To LiveTree, Blacks Club, Soho House, Moonwake Studio, Vin Gadher.

Rob Ulitski - 28th Nov 2019

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