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by Farida Pacha


The desert extends endlessly. There is not a tree or blade of grass or rock. But there is one thing in abundance: salt, lying just beneath the baked surface of the earth. This is the Little Rann of Kutch, 5'000 square kilometers of saline desert in Gujarat, India. And for eight months of the year, 40'000 families live here without water, electricity or provisions – laboriously extracting salt from this desolate landscape. Every monsoon their salt fields are washed away, as the desert turns into sea. And still they will return, striving to make the whitest salt in the world.

international title: My Name Is Salt
original title: My Name Is Salt
country: Switzerland
sales agent: MercuryMedia International Ltd.
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Farida Pacha
film run: 92'
screenplay: Farida Pacha
cinematography by: Lutz Konermann
film editing: Katharina Fiedler
music: Marcel Vaid
producer: Lutz Konermann, Farida Pacha
production: Leafbird Films GmbH
distributor: Trigon Film
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