A video tries telling a story. Although filming and putting it together was an exciting and elevating experience, this video does not do justice to a story like theirs, encompassing years of history and heritage. Someday, this will be a reminder of the day that I witnessed an art that does not exist anymore. It will nonetheless be a great story to share; their experiences, their world, their woes, their aspirations all in a few minutes. The best part? I could claim my small presence in their world!
The coppersmiths of Tambat Ali are an intrinsic part of Pune’s heritage. That’s why I decided to capture tambats of Pune, specialists in the traditional art of matharkaam, which is the art of beating copper to make it strong.
This video is a creation of Arushi Malaker. She is among the 20 students a.k.a heritage enthusiasts from The Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication who participated in the Make Heritage Fun! event held on 26th March 2017, in Pune, India.