As both a precursor and directors cut to the film ‘Earth Mother, Sky Father’, MAKARA blurs the line between man and automata. We are introduced to a future in which machines are a vital part of local culture, as they integrate themselves into ancestral performance and manifest in industrial shorelines. In this future, humans take back the narrative of technology and re-imagine a myth as a new future.
In 2030, humans will communicate with machines through rituals passed down from generation to generation across bodies of water. These individuals are known as ‘Ship-breakers’.
During a routine investigation of the island shoreline, a vessel operator named Delta calls on Makara from the bottom of the sea to find the long lost Goddess Gaṅgā and to bring back life to the Indian Ocean.
Currently available for private screening.