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RV Ra­mani’s au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal film My Cam­era and Tsunami doc­u­ments De­cem­ber 2005, when Ra­mani lost his cam­era in the tsunami on a Chennai beach. The film is a metaphor for a point from where one looks back at all that is lost, in Ra­mani’s case his past footage. Time is scru­ti­nised. The doc­u­men­tary for­mat’s pre­oc­cu­pa­tion with the im­me­di­ate present is ques­tioned. Deeply philo­soph­i­cal. Its beauty lies in its mul­ti­ple in­ter­pre­ta­tions. Com­plex, yet de­cep­tively sim­ple, dif­fer­ent au­di­ences take away dif­fer­ent things from it.

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