The desert extends endlessly with neither a tree nor blade of grass in sight. Yet salt abounds, lying just beneath the earth’s cracked crust. This is the Little Rann of Kutch, India’s saline desert. For eight months of the year, Chhanabhai and his family live here without water, electricity or provisions – tirelessly working the salt fields. After months of rhythmic labor, they must harvest the salt before heavy monsoon rains wash their industry away.

Written and directed by Farida Pacha. Produced by Lutz Konermann and Farida Pacha.

My Name is Salt

2013 CH 92 min
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary
Topic: Climate Change, Energy & Resources, Global Perspectives