THE STITCHES SPEAK
India, 2009, 12'04''
Director: Nina Sabhani
Producer: Judy Frater
Writer: Nina Sabnani
Animation: Sachin Datt, Juny K Wilfred, Ketki Saxena
Composer: Juny K Wilfred
Editor: Bharati Bahrani, Nina Sabhani
Synopsis: Raniben Ratilal Bhanani, Megiben Rupa Meriya, Prakash Bhai Bhanani, Judy FraterDirector: Nina Sabhani
Synopsis: Tanko Bole Chhe ("The stitches Speak") is an animated documentary which celebrates the art and passion of the Kutch artisans associated with Kala Raaksha. The film traces multiple journey made by the participants towards defininig their identities and towards forming the Kala Raksha Trust and the School for Design. The film uses their narrative art of applique and embroderies through which they articulate their responses to life, and events as the earthquake and as joyful as flying a kite. Through conversations and memories four voices share their involvement in the evolation of craft tradition.
Nina Sabnani graduated from the Facultety of Fine Arts, Ms University, Vadodara and trained further at NID in Animation Film Design. She pursued her MA at the Newhouse School, Syracuse University, NY, USA, as a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship. She taught at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in the areas of Animation and Visual Communication until 2007.