Farida Pacha’s My Name is Salt wins IDFA award
My Name is Salt directed by Farida Pacha won the First Appearance award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2013. The award consists of a cash amount of €5,000 (INR 4 lakh).
The documentary was made with financial support from the IDFA Bertha Fund for Script and Project Development in 2008 and Production and post-production in 2010.
My Name is Salt (India/Switzerland) revolves around the families that move to a barren desert in India year after year. They work for eight months straight to produce the “whitest salt in the world”, until monsoon season is upon them. The documentary patiently observes the intense work done by a family of salt pan workers.
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2013 was held from November 20-December 1, 2013.