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Didi Contractor – Marrying the Earth to the Building

Didi Contractor – Marrying the Earth to the Building

Steffi Giaracuni

Germany, Switzerland | 2016 | 1 h 21 min
English, German, Hindi |
Subtitles: English
At the foot of the Himalayas, in North-East India, Didi Contractor dreams of drawing and draws dreams. At 86, the highly-skilled architect has passionately intertwined, for the last 20 years, concepts that do not always correspond to her employers’ expectations. Mixing traditional and modern architecture, her installations are made out of clay, bamboo, slate, or even cobblestone, a testimony to her respect for nature. Still working day and night, she puts on paper the broad lines behind her ideas, drawn in perfect proportion, in order to create durable architectural pieces both in terms of ecology and economy. This Swiss documentary introduces us to an inspiring woman whose work brings in students from around the globe who wish to discover her unique way of rethinking architecture. A communion between land and lodging.
Overview of some festivals:

International Film Festival of Art and Artists, India (2017)
Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt, Germany (2017)
Cayman Islands International Film Festival, Cayman Islands (2017)
FSFF Fünf Seen Film Festival — ODEON Sektion, Germany (2017)
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherland (2017)
Arica Nativa Rural Film Festival, Chile (2017)

Last update in March 2018
Director Steffi Giaracuni
Author Steffi Giaracuni
Editing Britta Kastern
Sound Senso
Sound mixing Bernhard Leimbrock
Cinematography Maria Rank
Music Nico Contesse, Fatima Dunn

Production

Steffi Giaracuni

Steffi Giaracuni