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UMBRO

34 minutes | Gujarati, Hindi with English subtitles | 2024

Prachee Bajania

Umbro, the threshold of a home, is the liminal space that speaks to the lives of women, including the filmmaker's mother and her friends who live in the small town of Dhrangadhra in central Gujarat. The Film explores joyful friendships among women, routinely dismissed and unsung - carrying in them moments of shared stories, solidarities, conflicts and, most of all, routine acts of resistance. Umbro attempts to locate these flights of desire in the everyday, while celebrating the women’s indomitable love for life, and each other.

Beijing International Film Festival

Prachee Bajania is a filmmaker, editor and writer. A post-graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (Film and Video Communications), and the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune (Film Direction and Screenplay Writing), Prachee's journey is marked by eleven independent documentaries commissioned by esteemed institutions such as India Foundation for the Arts, Charles Correa Foundation, Sahapedia, Rough Edges and more. Her work resonates deeply with societal and humanitarian themes. Prachee has written and directed four short fiction films including The Spell of Purple, a distinguished entry in the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India, Goa. More recently, Prachee worked in the direction team of the web show Jee Karda, produced by Maddock Films, released in June 2023 on Prime Video.

Writer, Director: Prachee Bajania

Cinematographer: Sejal Kothari

Location Sound: Sneha Sundar

Editor, Sound Designer: Prachee Bajania

Re-Recording Engineer: Jikku M Joshi

Verse: Sandeep Yadav

Verse Translator: Susan Vivien George

Colourist: Prithvi Buddhavarapu

Picture Finishing: Bridge PostWorks

Rough Edges
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