Film Session(s)


16 minutes, India / UK, 2014



In a village 2500m high in the Indian Himalayas, life is changing. Many of the younger generation seek to chart a new course, different from those of their parents. This is one man’s story of juggling responsibilities and fighting for dreams, both for himself and for his community.

This short documentary is part of a research project on education, unemployment and social change in South Asia, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Social geographer Dr Jane Dyson is based at the University of Oxford and has worked in the village in Uttarakhand since 2003. In March 2014, Jane took filmmaker Ross Harrison to the village for a couple of weeks. The short time frame, and the complications of shooting at high altitude made for difficult work, but luckily they came away with the footage they had hoped for.


Director(s): Ross Harrison

Producer(s): Jane Dyson