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Field to Factory: Film and ethnography of industrialisation in Chhattisgarah, Central India


Ramesh Kumar Kurre

Photograph of Ramesh Kumar KurreRamesh was educated up to class 8 in Kharagpur, West Bengal, where his father was employed as a railway electrical supervisor. At the age of 13, however, he went to live with his mother and sisters in the village of Parri in Durg district, where his father owns 5 acres of land. In the village he took part in folk theatre and panthi dance.

He did an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) diploma as a fitter in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, and obtained a B.Sc in physics, chemistry, mathematics, from Gurur College, Durg, part of Bhoj University, Bhopal.

At Jandarshan he specialised in camera and editing. Since taking his diploma he has been working for Jandarshan, Raipur.

Interests are current affairs, social activities, journalism reading books watching movies, & playing football & cricket.   

He is interested in working on documentary, current affairs and fiction and, as well as his current roles of editing and camera, hopes to do some direction. He also hopes sometime to work with celluloid film.

Personal ID rkurre@rediffmail.com; Ramesh_kurre@yahoo.co.uk

Main credits

As cameraperson

Narbali
The Last Shelter
Jeet
Durga and Sarasvati
Saheed Vir Narayan Singh
Minimata
Guru Ghasidas
Janrapat

As editor

Accidents Don’t
Practice
Chhattisgarh Raiya Utsav
Khub Chand Baghel
Pt Ravi Shankar Shukla

As co-editor

The Journey

As producer

From Earth to Stage.