https://www.kirrt.org/movies/pala Pala 2020-04-11 20:47:13 The film is a profile of Pala, a storyteller from Punjab. It deals with the diversity of the centuries old storytelling and musical tradition of which he is a part, but a tradition which is rapidly on decline. Pala claims to belong to no particular faith and can with ease transform himself and his musical talent to suit the needs of the space where he is performing. Jasdeep Singh Blog post movies gurvinder singh pala short film

PALA

DIRECTED BY: GURVINDER SINGH
DOCUMENTARY
67 Minutes 44 Seconds
2003

Synopsis

The film is a profile of Pala, a storyteller from Punjab. It deals with the diversity of the centuries old storytelling and musical tradition of which he is a part, but a tradition which is rapidly on decline. Pala claims to belong to no particular faith and can with ease transform himself and his musical talent to suit the needs of the space where he is performing. 

Gurvinder Singh is an Indian film director. He is best known for his Punjabi language films Anhe Ghore Da Daan, and Chauthi Koot (The Fourth Direction) which premiered at Venice and Cannes Film Festival respectively. Gurvinder is an alumnus of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune from where he studied film-making and graduated in 2001.

Notes

Pala – IFA Note

Filmmaker Gurvinder Singh had received an IFA grant earlier for preparatory research and audio-visual documentation towards a film on the Sufi and bhakti music of the Punjab. However, for Mr Singh, the documentation of the bhakti and sufi music did not end with the making of the film, Pala.

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