Fowl Fights - The Sport Donned In Blood


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This is a little documentary which I did for my college graduation. I was determined to stay away as possible from conventional topics that my classmates were doing - how to make rubber sheets, for example.

I spent exactly Rs.559.50 ($11.5360) for the shooting of this movie. I had to pay my friend's bus fare, a litre of petrol for a friend's scooter and about Rs 200 for the dead fowl in the documentary.

I used a Sony Handycam and deck-to-deck editing (that ancient method where nimble fingers meant accurate cuts). We shot long sequences so that there would be only limited editing necessary.

I recuperated my costs almost within the month. I entered into an inter-collegiate documentary competition and won the top-prize, making me richer by Rs 3000 ($61.8854). At the end of the day, I was richer by experience and cash.

I never took up films seriously as I turned to journalism.

But each time I see this video, I get transported to those carefree years. Those were the times!


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