Indian Cities/Town/States

Tihar Jail, Delhi (the largest jail in India): Inside the central jail, morning prayer, lunch, hospital, prisoners leaving for court, establishing shots of the jail, crèche inside the jail, family counseling, general shots.

Delhi Ridge Forest: (Format: Betacam SP; 3 hours)

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Bangalore (Karnataka) and Chennai: the New technology hubs.

Shimla, Mussoorie, Darjeeling, Thimphu and Manali: Night footage of south Asia’s hill station towns. Also, Year 2000 celebrations with celebratory lighting in the lower Himalayan hill station towns.

Uttaranchal: Hemkund pilgrimage in Uttaranchal, a holy destination for the Sikh community. The four main sources and temples of the Ganga or the Ganges: Yamunotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Gangotri. High mountain peaks including Shivling, Mana, Bhagirathi, Kedarnath and Kedar Dome, Rudragaira, Gangotri, Chirbas, Nanda Devi, Devisthan, Panchchuli, Chaukhamba, Banderpunch, and many more.

Maharashtra: Mumbai night shots, business, seascapes, Oberoi and Taj Mahal hotels, Gateway of India, pigeons being fed by passersby, BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Committee) office, boat pier, ships, Arabian Sea, shops, people dining, schools and colleges, large businesses, Nariman Point, Victoria Terminus building, time lapses of officegoers and traffic, Crawford Market, Haji Ali mosque / dargah, Marine Drive, Churchgate, Flora Fountain, children playing in Arabian Sea.

Gujarat: Ahmedabad – Jumma Masjid, market and traffic shots, Junagarh, Porbander, Bhavnagar, Alang ship breaking yard, ship graveyard, workers working under dangerous conditions, international ships being cut down and recycled for scrap, ship graveyard. Alang is largely prohibited for filmmaker, so access is rare and difficult to obtain. Hence, this is a rare documentation of the process of cannibalizing large international ships, and recycling their materials, all this being done with the most basic of tools and under very dangerous and difficult working conditions. (The French Clemenceau is currently headed for destruction at Alang.) (Format: DVCAM; 6 hours)

Karnataka: Bangalore city landmarks, technology parks, Whitefield, Infosys Technologies (NASDAQ listed top Indian Information Technology company) campus, other IT company buildings, traffic on roads, software and tech staff entering IT campus, call center employees and company buildings, Lalbagh botanical gardens, state legislature building or Vidhan Sabha, Karnataka High Court, Jama Masjid road, St. Mary’s procession, St. Mary’s Church, General Post Office building, Spencer House, Ulsoor Lake, fossil tree, old Banyan tree covering several acres of land, Bangalore art museum building, Vishvesvarya industrial and technological museum, statue of Queen Victoria, Capan Park, Shivaji Nagar, railway station building.

Mysore: Mysore Palace and general city shots, interview with 85 year old Van Ingen, an old Scotsman and an expert fisherman credited with record catches exceeding 100 Pounds.

Kerala: the backwaters of Kerala, traffic, people, Cochin, shipping industry, naval warships.

Himachal Pradesh: Manali – townscapes, Beas river, town shots, people, mountains, forests, snowfall, motor roads. Dharamshala – extensive town and people shots.

Spiti, Pong Dam, Tso Morari, Tso kar and other high altitude lakes and deserts in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir states.

West Bengal: Darjeeling, toy train, Darjeeling Zoo/ Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, shops, Mall Road, Keventer’s, Planter’s Club, tea gardens.

Uttar Pradesh: Agra town, Taj Mahal, Shivaji Smarak, Agra Fort / Red Fort, Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel (one of the most expensive hotels in India, starting at $1000 per room night), Sikandra town, Sikandra fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Awagarh, Chambal dacoit infested ravines and riverine region, car rally through the Chambal ravines, boating on the Chambal, Allahabad – the religious heartland for Hindus (16 hours.)

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: tribals and villages, Port Blair, Jarawa and Onge tribals and other endangered human communities (including one tree dwelling tribe), with populations down to a few dozen or a few hundreds, shots of the rare Nicobar Pigeon.

Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar, Pahalgam, Sonmarg / Sonamarg, Leh, Amarnath Yatra, Nagin and Dal Lakes.

Punjab: Ropar, Anandpur Saheb Sikh community temple / gurudwara, Tercentenary celebrations of the Khalsa Sikhs, bullock and bull races, human wrestling, rural athletics.

Chandigarh: Rock garden, imagery of this city planned by the famous town planner Corbusier, lifestyle, lakes, people shopping, students, hospitals.

Sikkim: Yuksom, Bakhim, Tsokha, Dzongri, Kanchenjunga National Park. Views from Dzongri of the high peaks of the Kanchenjunga range, early morning sunrises and time lapses, forest types, birds etc. Also, aerial High Definition footage of Kanchenjunga. (Format: DV; 5 hours.)

Chitrakut and Uttarkashi: extensive shots of sadhus, Nachiketa temple, lakes, temples, families doing puja or prayer, Nageshwar temple and river with rainbow. (Format Mini DV; 10 hours)

Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttaranchal, Mizoram, Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka: A large amount of footage related to the people, places and the wilderness of these states are present in our stock.

Assam: Extensive collection of 69 hours of material on wildlife, people, culture, Bihu festival, fishing, forest department personnel at work in the field, elephant and barking deer killed on highway passing through Kaziranga National Park, Indian One-horned Rhino or Rhinoceros, Golden Langur, Black – necked Crane, rare footage of an Elephant killing and eating fish and of a tiger flying through the air in attacking a domestic elephant and landing on its trunk right next to the mahout, festivals, boat journeys, rare Gangetic Dolphin footage, poaching, trucks and vehicles on a national highway, and much more.

Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Meghalaya: Extensive coverage of the land and people of the north eastern states of India: rice beer preparation, train journeys in the north east, hunting and poaching activities, fishing by way of blasting / dynamiting / netting and using bamboo fishing traps, setting bird traps in the forest, assembling and manufacturing dynamite sticks, setting up traps and snares for wildfowl, village life, commerce and industry, boating, wildlife tracking, weaving, art and culture, cuisine, slash and burn or jhum cultivation, hunting of wild felines, images of skulls, skins from old hunts, village rice mill in operation, husking rice, communal rice beer consumption, preparing cotton for weaving, basket making, folk music, song and dance, Catholic churches, pig slaughter for communal feast, cow slaughter, Barking Deer poaching and sale in marketplace, rivers and dams, dog slaughter and consumption, grubs and snails being collected for consumption, images of Elephant Falls in Shillong, locl music bands, prayer halls and ceremonies, Besi puja religious ceremony (held once in five years). (Format DVCAM; 21 hours)

Jaisalmer footage: Rajasthan desert images, people living at the edge of the dunes, Camels, local artisans, forts and palaces. Also Ajmer, Pushkar mela / fair, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur. (Mini DV; 2 hours)

Goa: Portuguese influences in architecture, town planning and culture. Marmagoa port, Majorda beach, seascapes, bars, cafes, sunbathing by beach, waves in ocean, people swimming in ocean, coconut and palm trees, hotels, ships passing by, local brew (Feni) and churches. (Digi Beta; 10 hours)

Cochin, Calicut and Trivandrum: back-waters, cashew nut plantations, hotels, seascapes, crabs, coconut trees, Dolphins in backwaters, squid, bridge across an oceanic estuary, sea fish, fishing, elephant festival, Pongal bull fight, Sabarimala pilgrimage, procession of elephants as seen from rooftops of town houses, temples, villages and lifestyle images.

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