Didi Contractor - Marrying The Earth To The Building

Didi Contractor - Marrying The Earth To The Building

Documentary, 80 min.
Coproduction with Swiss-based foreign director


by Steffi Giaracuni

Switzerland / Germany, November 2016

Since the mid 1990s, American-born architect Didi Contractor has been passionately implementing her architectural visions in North West of India, the Kangra Valley, at the foot hills of the Himalayas combining rural traditions with modern requirements. This documentary introduces us to her creations – houses built from clay, bamboo, slate and river stone, constructed in tribute to their natural surroundings.


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Directed by: Steffi Giaracuni
Written by: Steffi Giaracuni

World Premiere: November 2016
Original Version: English/German/Hindi (english subtitles), colour, DCP, 80 min.


Production: individuofilm Giaracuni, Xaras media GbR
Producer: Steffi Giaracuni, Britta Kastern, Norma Giannetta
Executive Producer: Steffi Giaracuni

Cinematography: Maria Rank
Editing: Britta Kastern
Location Sound Mix: Senso
Sound Editing: Britta Kastern
Rerecording Sound Mix: Bernhard Leimbrock
Music: Nico Contesse, Fatima Dunn

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World Rights: individuofilm Giaracuni, Steffi Giaracuni