Presented with the Embassy of Switzerland
The desert extends endlessly with neither a tree nor blade of grass in sight. Yet salt abounds, lying just beneath the earthв’s cracked crust. This is the Little Rann of Kutch, Indiaв’s saline desert. For eight months of the year, Chhanabhai and his family live here without water, electricity or provisions вЂ“ tirelessly working the salt fields. After months of rhythmic labor, they must harvest the salt before heavy monsoon rains wash their industry away. Written and directed by Farida Pacha. Produced by Lutz Konermann and Farida Pacha.
Saturday, March 28, 5:15 p.m.
Tickets: $12, General Admission; $10, Seniors (65+); Students and Military (with valid ID); $8.50, AFI Members (Two Star level and higher); $7, Children (12 and under); $9, Matinees (Mon-Fri shows before 6:00, holidays excluded). Tickets may be purchased at the box office (opens 30 min. before the first film of the day) or at
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