A day in the life of Selina Uttankar. Home and beach
Director: Shaina Anand; Cinematographer: Shaina Anand
Duration: 00:23:12; Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1; Hue: 23.998; Saturation: 0.045; Lightness: 0.399; Volume: 0.042; Cuts per Minute: 18.698; Words per Minute: 7.626
Summary: Footage from the day spent with Selina Uttankar, a native of Manori Village, Mumbai documenting her movement patterns in the city. Traditional Koli occupation. Selina gets home at noon. Washes up and tends to her newborn. Cooks lunch, nurses infant and then gets ready to head to the beach to buy the new catch of the day. At home and at the fish market on the beach, Manori. Koli way of life. Traditional occupations. Machimar. Mumbai.
Closeup of wall clock.
Manori Village, Mumbai
Shilu in kitchen preparing an omelette and talking about her children. Shots of pots and steel vessels. Closeup of her cooking, food.
- When will Lilu come back?
- She should be coming soon.
- And what time will you leave again?
- She looks like she is naughty. And the younger one - she seems peaceful. Does she cry much?
- Not a lot.
- Your older one, she is cute. She 'll be very pretty when she grows up.
Sleeping baby. A girl child kisses her face and wakes her up. Grandmother can be seen in the background. Home interior.
- You woke her up. She was sleeping so well.
Grandmother plays with the baby while another girl child plays in the background.
Family. Shilu holds her baby while her other girl child kisses the baby as the father looks on.
Grandmother holds baby while another girl child plays around.
Shilu combs her long hair and ties it into a bun. She is getting ready to go to the market to buy fish.
Father and daighter look on as their wife and mother i.e. Shilu leaves for the market. She walks though the narrow gullies of the village and makes her way to the beach.
Sh: I am feeling shy.
SA: No no. You should tell them you are a star. Do some drama.
SH: My friends are looking at me.
SA: You can explain to them why we are shooting.
Conversation with man:
- Did any fish come in today.
Various shots, Shilu walks along the beach lined with baskets of fish and other fisherwomen cleaning fish. Fishermen carry baskets of fish from the sea. The sea and boats are also visible. Sounds of the sea and waves in the background.
Fisherman piles prawns into a weighing scale. Others weigh fish while the fisherman writes a receipt.
-Wow look how fresh.
- Is this fish from this morning?
- Is this scale yours?
- Yes it is.
- Do you charge a commission (to use the scale)?
- We weigh it and pay accordingly.
- How much is it?
- Rs. 100/kilo
Various shots. Fishing boats bob up and down in the water as fishermen and womenand pass by carrying fish. A group of children also pass while others swim in the brown water.
A man weighs prawns. A fisherwoman pours the prawns into her basket and walks away along the beach.
- What's your name?
- Tell her your name!
- And his boat's name is Jesus.
Wide shot of the sea and boats. A girl child wades through waves and walks towards the beach carrying a basket of fish on her head as other children tumble around in the waves.
Shilu pays another woman for her prawns. They argue in Marathi over the price and bargain and fight. They snatch at the basket of prawns until finally the sale is finalized.
Closeup of Shilu sorting and cleaning prawns helped by two smiling girl children. She introduces her sister-in-law who laughs and turns away from the camera.
- This is my sister-in-law.
- Hello! Look! Look here! Don't feel shy.
- I saw. I saw
Various shots of fishermen hanging and drying fishing nets.
Animals. cows and pigs lounge on the beach amongst fisherfolk and drying fish.
Shilu leaves the beach, walks through the village towards her home. She stops at a shrine and offers prayers before arriving at her house.