A series of short films and photographs that document Indian women's adornment traditions and how they are changing today.
Time and Place: Indian Women's Ornamentation and Globalization
Bel Son Productions is collaborating with Christine Beaderstadt, a Seattle based journalist and photographer, to create a multimedia documentation of Indian women's adornment.
We are looking at ornamentation traditions and how they are changing today.
films and photographs, with interviews and research, explores concepts
of globalization and how this comes across in ornamentation and
dress traditions. Because women are often leaders in dress customs,
this film will focus on women’s stories from various regions in India.
The tradition versus modernization concept, though not new, is quickened in our digital age. The influx of Information Technology in India shows that the country is at a crossroads old and modern worlds.
It is our intention to capture adornment through visual means and audio interviews. The photographs, film, and audio will range from the everyday to century-old ceremonial dress. It is our mission to capture an ongoing and inevitable loss that reflects the changing times of India.
A multimedia gallery display that includes video footage, photographs, and audio interviews with an interactive online component.
There is more room in our media for positive stories about women around the world. We aim to fill this gap and to help reveal the value of Indian women's stories about their traditions and communities. This project will help launch an important dialogue about the impact of globalization on women and cultural traditions.
Your donation will support travel to India as well as securing the appropriate equipment to produce this project at a high quality.
Bel Son Productions is a fiscally-sponsored documentary group consisting of Stephen Anunson and Carolyn Armstrong. Their first film, Kenbe La ~ Hold On was screened in two film festivals, universities across the country and local churches and community centers. Bel Son Productions aims to tell important stories from around the world.
Check out the kickstarter video for more details about Bel Son Productions progress.
Christine Beaderstadt is an artist and independent scholar based in Seattle, WA. She works in several different formats; writing, interviewing, and photographing are the methods she uses to tell stories.
Christine has worked in music journalism in the Midwest for several years, interviewing and photographing musicians in a variety of venues- from small pubs to Lollapalooza Chicago, London’s now defunct Astoria, and Summerfest, America’s largest music festival. In her interviews and writing, she seeks to gain insight into what makes music- and musicians- successful in contemporary culture. She is currently the music columnist for The Capitol Hill Times.
Other ways to support this project
You can support this project in many ways. We are currently in search of the appropriate equipment to complete this project. We believe that the story is more important than the technology, but we also believe that good technology can sometimes make a great project better! Our most important equipment need includes a DSLR camera and lens (preferably a 5d). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in regards to equipment donations or temporary rentals and loans.
Thank you for your support!
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 14, 2012.
Aug 9, 2012 - Sep 14, 2012
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Any amount will get you a spot on our producers page. This gets your name in the credits.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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We will thank you on Facebook! Let the world see how generous you are.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A personal thank you letter, hand-written by Stephen Anunson.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A digital copy of the video that shows all the mistakes I made while recording this kickstarter video. Laugh at my attempt to ask for things.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A digital photograph from Christine Beaderstadt featuring work from her previous trip to India.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A video "shout out" from Christine Beaderstadt and Stephen Anunson.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A DVD copy of "Kenbe La ~ Hold On," Bel Son Productions first documentary - visit www.belsonproductions.com for more detailsEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Stephen and Chrisitine will send you a postcard from India with an inside update about the project.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Something musical: Details to be discussed with Stephen Anunson, but options include: a music mash-up (music of your choice), a song written for you, or a trombone lesson.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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An 8*10 photograph of your choosing, taken during the trip by Christine Beaderstadt. You will also receive a postcard from India.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Glamor Shots: Stephen will take your picture. Any way you want. You will also receive a postcard from India.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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An 11*14 matted photograph of your choosing, taken during the trip by Christine Beaderstadt. You will also receive a postcard in India.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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An advanced copy of "Time and Place: Indian Women's Ornamentation and Globalization" including behind the scenes footage, outtakes, and more! In addition, choose any 2 rewards above the $50 marker to include in your package.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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An evening of home cooked Indian food and conversation from a variety of perspectives by former Indian residents Aditya Khanna, Eberely Wedlake. Stephen Anunson and Christine Beaderstadt will also be attendance. They will shower you with surprise gifts.Estimated delivery: May 2013