Chasing Tails

Tangella Madhavi

Synopsis

Every night, Muneera Shaikh can be seen walking through the desolate western express highway with a bag of food gently tucked on her back. Stray dogs and cats anxiously wait for her along the footpaths and boundary walls. She feeds each one of them, talking to them, running her hand across their back to check for injuries and ticks. At times, she disappears into the dark crevices under the flyover. She reappears with a group of dogs around her. Chasing Tails encapsulates the dramatic life of Muneera, an animal feeder living in Mumbai. Shot entirely at night, the film presents her encounters at night, struggles and compassion.

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Director’s Bio

Tangella Madhavi is an award winning independent documentary film maker. She has made films for PSBT, Films Division, Majlis, VPRO Netherlands and NHK Japan. Tangella Madhavi has also taught documentary film making at Sophia Polytechnic and been a documentary mentor for Idocs (Documentary Resource Initiative), Documentor ( Imphal ) and was on the selection committee for International Documentary for Mumbai International Film Festival, 2014. An alumni of SRFTI, Asian Film Academy and Sophia Polytechnic, Tangella Madhavi Madhavi is currently an Associate Professor (Non Fiction) at Stayajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata.

Run Time

54 min.

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