Directed by Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia (India)
15 min., 46 sec., 35 mm, black and white
I am micro is a film that celebrates collaboration and small-scale independent filmmaking through a combination of documentary and visual poetry. Images are culled from two different sources—a shoot around a defunct Kolkata-based factory for optomechanical and optoelectronic instruments and behind-the-scenes footage from the set of a new work by filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia—and overlaid with a voice-over by director and screenwriter Kamal Swaroop, whose debut film, Om Dar-B-Dar (1988), initially earned wide acclaim but quickly fell into obscurity.
Presented in conjunction with The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Being Singular Plural.