.in for motion

.IN FOR MOTION is a visual essay about the dramatic change that the world’s largest democracy, India, is going through for the past two decades. Economic liberalization, and the IT revolution took place simultaneously in a country where the real industrial revolution hasn’t happened.
The cities expanded vertically and horizontally, the consumables changed in variety and choice. Citizen realized his power as consumer, democracy’s fundamental unit assumed a new identity. Underneath, the country witnessed an ever-increasing drain of inhabitants to the cities, fields of traditional crops gave way to industries, hillocks to IT towers. The population, once considered a burden, today coupled with education and professional exposure appears to become world’s largest contributor to the ever-growing IT industry.
One development erases memory of the previous. The fact that India was amongst the earliest in Asia to develop digital computers indigenously is a forgotten story today. This film is my journey through the alleys of development, cutting across multi ethno cultural routes, tracing the disconnect, what lies behind the information hole.



Country of Production

Year of Production

HDCam, Digi Beta Pal, Beta SP Pal

59 min

Anirban Datta

Animagineer in co-production with Steps India in association with YLE

Original Language

Festivals / Awards

IDFA 2008, First Appearance Competition
Indian Documentary Producers Association Silver Award for Best Documentary of 2008
SignsFF Kerala 2009
Rhodοs Int. Films + Visual Arts Festival ECOFILMS 2009
IDSFFK'09 Trivandrum (Special Mention)
asiaticafilmmediale Rome 2009
Indian National Film Award Rajat Kamal for Best Film on Environment 2010