No Place Like Home is an audio-visual diary of the student's time during the Pandemic as she came in terms with her mother’s illness. In March 2020 when the lockdown was announced, the student moved back home to Mumbai. As life slowly resumed and people attempted to return to their former selves, the city seemed estranged from its residents. The student saw her struggles reflected in the world around her- to pick up the pieces in the wake of devastation brought on by an inexplicable illness. Set against the suppressed grief of our times, it is a film about memory and belonging, composed of snapshots of the inner landscape as she reacquainted herself with the city and reconstructed her ideas of love and family in a time of crisis.
As the memory of the Pandemic fades, most of the people will move on from this episode of their lives. This film is a homage to people like Shallone who were not afforded the safe shelter of home during the Pandemic and whose struggles might never be talked about. This audio-visual diary is an attempt to heal from the experience through remembrance rather than dissociation.
documentary, home, mentalillness, Mumbai, Pandemic