10: A6 Yellapur, Karnataka
Director: Saeed Mirza; Cinematographer: Rajendra Jangle
Duration: 01:13:19; Aspect Ratio: 1.366:1; Hue: 40.005; Saturation: 0.110; Lightness: 0.352; Volume: 0.077; Cuts per Minute: 2.496; Words per Minute: 5.960
Summary: 29th April - Bhagavati village. Interview with paolo and Sumita's family. View of Mahod falls. Mahod village - Sidhis at work.
Alleluia - song to remove pain
Children mid shot to close up
Baby with hood
Woman + baby behind bamboo
close up of faces of woman
Mid shot of children, Interview with paolo
Jennifer and Shaina talking to Sidhi woman
Woman talking about marriage (casual)
April 29, 1997. Bhagavati Village, Haliyal.
A mainly Siddhi Village.
How many languages do you speak?
I heard that you speak...Hindi...?
Oi, yes. I know Hindi.
- Yaa, Marathi too.
And Konkani too?
So you speak 4 languages?
Your children also speak 4 languages?
So in my estimation you all are completely Bharatiya, Indian.
It’s a good thing to know 4 languages.
Do you feel that people of other communities, "doosre jaat", regard you (Siddhis) as Indian?
Aisa kaise manega? Why should they?
No what I’m saying is do people of other Indian communities think of you as Indian?
Why not? How will they?
Here there is no “support” for us. So how will they accept us?
-Today if there’s a meeting how will I go? If I go to the meeting I won’t be able to go to work. So instead I’ll starve to death.
No Sunita, the question I’m asking you is something else.
See, you’ll are Siddhis. I am saying other Indians are not Siddhi.
What must be the population of Siddhis...about 15,000-20,000? In all of Karnataka?
Other jaats and communities do they consider you as Bharatiya?
Or do they think that you’re another type of person? What happens over here?
What’re you saying...?
How are they...how are we... What you’re saying I’m not able to understand.
No. Sunita, I’ll explain.
When I was talking to you earlier...
- like when you went to Goa to work....or ...like now, we have come over here. Now we look different, you look different.
Your hair is different you had said...your face is different.
Mostly in India people look like us, not like you.
- Oi. Oi.
And because you look different...is what he’s saying...than the rest of us;
... like when you go out to Belgaum or Goa,...
do the other’s treat you like an Indian or say that you all are a different type of people.
That’s what he’s asking.
People know that we’re Indian, that we’re in India.
The people who don’t know ask us where we’re from. And if they ask us in English I say “No, English. All this we’ve not learnt.”
You were saying...in Goa..?
How will we speak to foreigners if we don't know English?
People come from abroad; ’lal’ log and also people with hair like ours, they only speak English, nothing else.
Saeed and crew interview Rosu and Sunita's family. The setting is that of a family portrait.
No Sunita was saying that people come here and take photos and go?
Oi. That happens.
They come, the ‘lal’ log, red coloured people, hippie log, they come.
They don’t come here like you.
They come during work hours, to the main road where we work, take our photos from far and leave.
Rosu? May I ask you something?
We’re all Indian. What sort of India do you want?
Or should I ask you Sunita? Okay, I'll ask you -
What should India be like?
Sunita...? Have you ever thought about this?
Saeed in mirror - driven to village to village- MAHOD
Travel shot in Sumo
Mahod falls - tilt down zoom out 1
Mahod falls - tilt down zoom out 2
Top angle of falls - tilt down 1
Top angle of falls - tilt down 2
Long shot of unit walking to viewpoint of hills
Mid shot of uni
Left to right to left pan of hills 1
Left to tight to left pan of hills 2
Left to right pan of hills - darker/ low key 1
Left to right pan of hills - darker / low key 2
Travel shot - driving of Mahod village 1- Sumo
Travel shot - driving of Mahod village 2- Sumo
Travel shot - driving of Mahod village 3- Sumo
Saeed getting out for village with Siddhi's
Handheld - entering hut
Chandresh Sidhi climbing supari tree
Chandresh and 2 men at work cutting trees
Long shot of huts- woman filling waters and cleaning hut
Woman removing chaff from the grain
Young boy lifting hay stack
Young boy lifting hay stack NG
Chandresh filling the roof with hay