Have you Seen the Arana
In a world that has grown more uncertain, where diversity and differences make way for standardisation and uniformity, the film explores the effects of a rapidly changing landscape on lives and livelihoods. Set in Wayanad, in South India, ‘Have you seen the arana?’ is a journey through a rich and biodiverse region that is witnessing drastic transformation in the name of development.
Sunanda Bhat is a documentary filmmaker based in Bangalore. She has made several award-winning documentaries and short films that have been screened in various international film festivals. Her interest in non-fiction films is to represent people living on the margins of an intricate and stratified Indian society. She looks at ways to bring in textures of landscape through layers of the lives of her characters.