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Ocean Of An Old Man

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GLOBAL LENS 2010

ADRIFT
Bui Thac Chuyen, Vietnam, 2009

BECLOUD
Alejandro Gerber Bicecci, Mexico, 2009

GODS
Josué Méndez, Peru, 2008

LEO'S ROOM
Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay, 2009

MASQUERADES (EDU)
Lyes Salem, Algeria, 2008

MY TEHRAN FOR SALE (EDU)
Granaz Moussavi, Iran, 2009

OCEAN OF AN OLD MAN (EDU)
Rajesh Shera, India, 2008

ORDINARY PEOPLE
Vladimir Perisic, Serbia, 2009

THE SHAFT
Zhang Chi, China, 2008

SHIRLEY ADAMS (EDU)
Oliver Hermanus, South Africa, 2009

 
 

Ocean Of An Old Man
A film by Rajesh Shera

Hindi, with subtitles in English
India, 2008 (84 minutes)

Synopsis
In the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and amid the stunning natural beauty of India’s Andaman and Nicobar islands, an elderly British teacher struggles to run a small primary school despite the loss of many of the islands’ children to the recent tragedy. Ignoring the overwhelming grief that washes over the islands, he continues to teach his few remaining students until a government official delivers a relocation order to all residents, causing him to embark on a heartbreaking search for his missing students, convinced they must still be alive. Blending exquisite vistas with the ubiquitous sound of the ocean to convey the precarious balance between human life and the inexorable forces of nature, Rajesh Shera’s debut feature quietly unfolds as a delicate meditation on grief and loss.

About the Director
Rajesh Shera was born in Rajasthan, India. He has a master's degree in economics from Dehli University, and in 2005 he received a diploma in Film and Television, with a specialization in editing, from the Film and Television Institute of India. He has also edited and directed several short films. Ocean of an Old Man is his first feature.

Principal Cast

 

Teacher
Bioscope Man
Old Man on the Island
Teacher's Wife
Woman in the Ceremony
Teacher's Daughter
Blind Boy

Tom Alter
Phalguni Gangopadhyaya
Manik Lal Rakshit
Iris Maja Tittlback
Sipra Sarkar
Mui
Raju

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Producer
Cinematographer
Editor
Sound
Music

 

Rajesh Shera
Rajesh Shera
Rajesh Shera
Tapan Vyas
Rajesh Shera
Dara Singh, Atirek Pandey
SaReGaMa

 
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