A House From Kerala is the story of restoration and relocation of a wooden house, MEDA, from Kerala in south India to Haryana in the north - a distance of almost 3000 kilometers. 3 years in the making the film celebrates wood architecture tradition and examines our attitude towards restoration of older buildings.In a unique process documented for the first time, the structure was dismantled piece by piece and then put together by a master carpenter and his team. As the camera watches the artisans at work we're left to wonder- how will the new house will look like?Interviews with the owners, old and new, narrate the emotional passage as the house changes hands. Will MEDA find a new home once it leaves Kerala?
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
With a professional degree in Mass Communication and two decades of experience on various projects for television and voluntary organizations, Sudhesh Unniraman continues to work as as Producer and Director of public and private media projects concerning diverse social issues of contemporary Indian society.Having produced over 500 hours of broadcast and advocacy films Sudhesh has worked on a variety of subjects on mass media raging from popular science to HIV/AIDS.In addition, Sudhesh has produced and directed several short fiction films & documentary films that have been selected for International Film Festivals.Sudhesh recently directed a documentary on Rashtrapati Bhavan (India’s Presidential House) for the Discovery Channel.Sudhesh had directed an hour- long film The Agony of the Ganges (English) which was awarded the Best Environmental Film at the INKAFEST 2009, Huarez (Peru)