Under the Palace Wall

David MacDougall
53 minutes


From the 16th century the Indianvillage of Delwara in southern Rajasthan was ruled as a principality of thekingdom of Mewar.  Its palace, which overlooks the village, is now a luxuryhotel—a world remote from the daily life of the villagers.  Following onfrom his film SchoolScapes, which was inspired by the early cinema ofLumière, David MacDougall here employs a series of precisely observed scenesto explore Delwara's local primary school as a part of contemporary villagelife—a life that continues "under the palace wall".

Producer / Production company: 
David MacDougall