A day in the life of Selina Uttankar: Dawn
Cinematographer: Shaina Anand
Duration: 00:17:59; Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1; Hue: 20.739; Saturation: 0.394; Lightness: 0.110; Volume: 0.124; Cuts per Minute: 3.390; Words per Minute: 1.723
Summary: Footage from the day spent with Selina Uttankar, a native of Manori Village, Mumbai documenting her movement patterns in the city. Selina (Shilu), her sister Lilu and their colleague Hareshwar go to the Elphinstone fish market and return to Manori.
Dawn, before sunrise, leaving Manori by ferry to Malad Jetty and Auto rickshaw to Malad Station with her sister and another colleague with kilos of fish.
Track shot, early morning, fisherman walks into gully, dog barks in background.
Early morning, fisherman and wife (Shilu) load baskets of fish on to a push cart.
Various track shots. A fisherman pushes his haathgaadi (hand cart) through narrow, dark streets of the fishing village accompanied by two fisherwomen carrying baskets of fish on their heads. They pass a crucifix and the women offer prayers. Sounds of dogs barking in the background. Its still dark, around 4:30 am. Fisherman pass them buy, and comment on the photography.
Selina leaves her home to join Hareshwar and he sister-in-law for their daily journey from Uttan Village, to Dadar fish Market that begins at 4:30 am. First a walk to the jetty, then a ferry to Versova, an auto ricksha to Andheri station, and a train ride in the Maalgaadi (goods carriage) to Dadar fish Market.
- Film him! (Hindi)
- Here look, film him! (Hindi)
- Are you taking photos or what? (Marathi)
- Shooting! (English)
Ferry approaches the jetty against a dark sky. Sounds of men and women shouting and lights reflecting off the water in the background. The ferry stops and people board along with baskets of fish.
Manori Ferry Point
Boatmen turn levers and the ferry starts to move. Baskets of fish in the foreground and t.v. tower on the horizon.
Closeup, man buys ticket, pan to women seated in ferry. Talks about the price of the ticket.
- How much was it?
- How much was it?
- One rupee
Shilu, Lilu, and Hareshwar stand up and prepare to get off the ferry against a dawn sky with a t.v tower in the horizon. They load baskets on to each other's heads and call for the porter (hamal).
They get off ferry with baskets on their heads, and walk along the shore carrying the baskets towards parked cars and trucks.
Marve Ferry Point
Load baskets into a rickshaw, which drives away towards the station with 3 people and 3 baskets.
Rickshaws adapt to situations easily. Fisherwomen and their cargo are grudgingly accepted passengers on public buses.
Malad Marve Road
Various travel shots along the road from the jetty to Malad station. Shots of the auto rickshaw with Shilu, Lilu and Hareshwar carrying baskets of fish.
Travel shot, auto rickshaw approaches Malad station. Dawn is breaking.