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Didi Contractor - Marrying the Earth to the Building

a film by Steffi Giaracuni

Didi Contractor - Marrying the Earth to the Building

Germany, Switzerland | 2017 | 81:00 min

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Documentary
Synopsis
For the past two decades Didi Contractor has been passionately implementing her architectural visions in North West of India, at the foot hills of the Himalaya, combining rural traditions with modern requirements. This documentary introduces us to her creations – houses built from clay, bamboo, slate and river stone, constructed in tribute to their natural surroundings.
At the age of 86, Didi Contractor pursues her vision working day and night – dreaming her designs then designing her dreams. She sketches roughly, then proportions with pinpoint accuracy – the blueprints for economically and ecologically sustainable, bright and well-ventilated buildings.
We meet people who live in the visions realized by Didi Contractor and share in their enthusiasm to carry forward her fascinating ideas. Students from all over the world come to learn traditional building practices and find out how architecture can become a part of the ecosystem.
Festivals/Awards
Dharamshala International Film Festival, India
Awards

LICHTER - Filmkultur e.V. // 2.4.2017

Fünf Seen Filmfestival // 29.7.2017

Reihe ODEON

Deauville Green Awards // 29.6.2017

award_type_award in Category / Section: Health and living environment

CAYFILM 2017 // 2.7.2017

Nominated in Category / Section: Environmental Films

Cast and Crew
  • Director Steffi Giaracuni
  • Director of Photography Maria Rank
  • Editor Britta Kastern
  • Digital Colorist Bahman Kormi
Original Languages

English

German

Hindi

Production Company
Xaras media GbR
Gartenstraße 96, 30596 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 97764866

info@xaras.de
http://xarasmedia.de
individuofilm
Palmenstrasse 28, 4055 Basel
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