Thread of Bon (11min)
by Amrita Patil and Manur Raj Katyal
The film is about a woman who works as a seamstress at the local Tibetan flags workshop and lives with her mother and two children in a small town in Himachal Pradesh. The town is an amalgamation of Indian and refugee Tibetan populations. The seamstress, Shreshtha, is a village woman, devout and assertive. She wakes up each morning at six, cooks and cleans while her mother is working away at the fields. At nine she leaves promptly for work where she works with five other Himachali women sewing flags and stacking them for rituals and selling them to tourists who visit her quaint little town. But the significance of flags in her life is a little more than a means of livelihood.