Coal India

Ajay Koli, Felix Röben

Coal India is a cinematic essay on physical labour and its cyclical movements. It portrays people who work under pre-industrial conditions in the coalfields near Dhanbad, India. The film shows heavy physical labour that is increasingly invisible in our technologized 21st century.

2015
44 minutes
Digital APS-C, Color

Directors

Felix Röben studied Film & Video Communication for one semester at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, Gujarat where he met Ajay Koli.
Later that year, both of them were found working together on a cinematic essay on physical work and its cyclical movements.

COAL INDIA portrays people who work under pre- industrial conditions in the coalfelds near Dhanbad, India.

Felix Röben studied Film & Video Communication for one semester at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, Gujarat where he met Ajay Koli.
Later that year, both of them were found working together on a cinematic essay on physical work and its cyclical movements.
COAL INDIA portrays people who work under pre- industrial conditions in the coalfelds near Dhanbad, India.