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ARNAV AT SIX

Year: 2014

Classification: Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G

Runtime: 28 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: Arnav Koshy, David MacDougall

Produced By: Arnav Koshy, David MacDougall

Language: English + English subtitles

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Filmed as a collaborative project between ethnographic filmmaker, David MacDougall, and the six-year old Arnav Koshy, this film explores Arnav's keenly observant view of the complex world around him. Arnav is fascinated by the geology, plant-life, and ecology of the area in which he lives: a dry and rocky region of Andhra Pradesh in South India.

Made in a direct and unobtrusive style, the film is both an engaging interactive encounter between a child and an adult, and a compelling demonstration of Arnav's enquiring mind and his emerging understanding of life.

This delightful and deceptively simple film is a distinctive contribution to the remarkable body of work that David MacDougall has made with and about children in India since his landmark DOON SCHOOL CHRONICLES (2000).

  • Selected for screening at the "Childhoods in South Asia" Conference, 2013.

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