Kurja

Key Facts

A small, indistinct village in northwest India has become famous for unifying people across different socio-economic backgrounds. With no official help from the government, the local residents, despite their own struggles to cope with the tough living conditions, give refuge to thousands of demoiselle cranes from central Asia that settle here during winters.

We follow the lives of three main characters representing the old, the current and the future of the village, all part of the Indian lower class, trying to make ends meet. On the other side of the village, in stark contrast, we visit a community of wealthy traders. Their part in the village’s conservation effort is to finance the bird feed, which our characters need to provide for the cranes. Is their collaboration a lasting image of community conservation, or will it be forced to unravel with time?