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Shakti

Directed by Monique Crouillère
Canada, 1976 (documentary, 56 minutes, colour, French)
Also known as "Shakti - 'She Is Vital Energy'"
Shakti
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"Through a succession of mini-portraits, this documentary portrays a woman of rural India whose life, shaped by tradition and ritual, still follows a pre-determined course. Images of great visual beauty illustrate the various stages of her evolution, from childhood to old age. Her marriage to a young man of her parents' choice is a turning point in her life. She must leave her family to become a member of her husband's family. The woman of rural India moves through life with grace and dignity, regardless of the tasks she must perform."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Anne Claire Poirier
Cinematography: Monique Crouillère
Film Editing: Danièle Gagné
Music: Assaf Mirza, Raj Arora, Ram Parsadramdass
Production Company: Office national du film du Canada / National Film Board of Canada
(sources)

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