Gaurav Gokhale

Gaurav Gokhale

Cinematographer

A graduate from Prague Film School with honours in cinematography in 2012, Mumbai based Gaurav convinced us with his proposal:

“I would like to tell the story of the valley. What I mean is, I would like the film to deal with art as a medium of communication, a language. The 12 artists are conveying something about themselves through their work. This is getting transcended into the valley and the hills and the people. I want to tell the story of art through its effect on the valley and through the eyes of the artists. I dont want to focus on the event in general or the visitors who come to attend the event. The idea is to keep it as intimate as possible.”

Five Days In Gunehar so far…

Making a documentary film here and being the sole crew member has had its challenges. The first three days got spent in dealing with the overwhelmingly beautiful landscape. I realised that things function here at their own pace and have their own rhythm. I wasnt able to settle into it at first. Trying hard to find my film, I was questioning whether my concept that is closely connected to ambuity in form, may be a tough cookie to crack. However, Gunehar brings a certain calmness with it that is almost reassuring.

Today on the 5th day, I feel I am beginning to hear the rhythm that Gunehar has been offering me all along. I have decided to call my film “As we speak“. I attempted to capture candid converstions that would organically give me a distinct flavour of the village. I think this is a good way to resonate the voice of the village.