Handicraft and technology

This film is about the architecture of the regional office of the World Bank in Delhi designed by Raj Rewal. An architecture, where present day requirements are met by fusing the latest technology with the Indian stone craft tradition and a feeling for nature.

It begins by showing the architectural context of Delhi and of the site, studies the design process, shows the various phases in construction of the building, the choices regarding furnishing and decoration of the finished building and ends with the impact of this architecture on a user.

Format: 16mm Film
Running Time: 32 Minutes
Language: English

festivals & press

press reviews

Manu Rewal, son of architect Raj Rewal, has captured the essence and philosophy of his father’s building, with his own technical expertise.

SARAYU AHUJA – Architect, Bombay

It is a rather well made film that successfully explains the architecture of the buildings.

Sumita Thapar – Pioneer


Writer, Director & Producer Manu Rewal
English Narration Jessica Leskow
Music Ravi Pawar & KJ Singh,
Flute – Ajay Prasanna,
Percussion – Hari Om,
Sarangi – Ghulam Sabri &
Tabla – Rafiuddin
Camera Doreswamy & Manu Rewal
Editing Revankar
Sound M. A. Mathews, P. Kundu
& Ashish Pandya
Mixing M.A. Mathews
Additional Cameramen Salim Sheikh & Deepak Haldankar
Camera & Sound Assistants Raj Kumar & Lakshmi Narain
Production Assistants Sanjay Rahlen & Rahul Rewal
Opticals M.A. Hafeez & S.A. Azim
Laboratory Prasad film labs, Madras
Laboratoire INA France
Production Company Duniya Vision (India) Pvt.Ltd.

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