Reel Duration: 7’10”
This footage conveys the chaotic, rich and vibrancy of the streets of Kolkata (“Calcutta”), the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, whether it is in the markets (here the flower market) or in the very busy streets and alleys. Yet, in this jumble of sounds and visuals, a glance from another time will stop you, will call you, and that maybe conducive to reflection.
As the poet Henry Michaux said: “It is not us who are looking at India but India who is looking at us”. We only reflect.