UNDER THE PALACE WALL
David MacDougall | India, Australia 2014 | 54 Min. | OmeU
From the 16th century the Indian village of Delwara in southern Rajasthan was ruled as a principality of the kingdom ofMewar. Its palace, which overlooks the village, is now a luxury hotel – a world remote from the daily life of the villagers. Following on from his film SchoolScapes, which was inspired by the early cinema of Lumière, David MacDougall here employs a series of precisely observed scenes to explore Delwara’s local primary school as a part of contemporary village life – a life that continues “under the palace wall“.