My Name is Salt
Thursday 1.10. 18:20, Joensuu Science Park
Switzerland/India 2013 • 92 min • Lutz Konermann & Farida Pacha
Year after year, for an endless eight months, thousands of families move to a desert in India to extract salt
from the burning earth. Every monsoon their salt fields are washed away, as the desert turns into sea. And still they return, striving to make the whitest salt in the world.
Farida Pacha was born on June 6, 1972 in Bombay. After obtaining a MFA in filmmaking at Southern Illinois University, USA she has made several experimental, educational and documentary films. Her documentary The Seedkeepers won the 2006 Indian National Film Award.
My Name is Salt is her first feature length documentary which won her among many
others the First Appearance Award at IDFA 2013, Amsterdam as well as the main prizes at Hong Kong, Madrid, Edinburgh and the German Camera Award 2014 for Best Cinematography in a documentary film.
Farida is married and is living and working from Zurich, Switzerland.