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Melting pot: indian castellers, catalan govinda

“Melting pot” is a metaphor of the pot where different elements of a plural society meet. The documentary explains how the Catalan Castellers and the Indian Govinda share a passion and meet in the Dahi Handi festival that culminates with the braking of a pot full of a mixture of yogurt and flowers.

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From many centuries both in Catalonia and India, towers formed by people are raised. Being part either from a castellers team or a govinda mandal and climb on to a Catalan human tower or a Govinda pyramid, are personal and group experiences at the same time.

More than seven thousand kilometres are dividing them physically as well as their cultures, but are the emotions and sensations the same? A cultural exchange between these two different ways of making human constructions was held in August 2013 during the Dahi Handi festival in Thane, Mumbai, where Castellers de Sants were taking part.

The documentary wants to discover how these really different two cultures and societies experience the team work, community, tradition, desire of overcoming, triumph, defeat and effort.


Contributions done through Verkami will be funding the costs of renting the required equipment (video cameras and microphones essentially) that had been used during the shooting. It will also be used to by consumable goods and computer material such as cards or hard drives as well as to hire the professional production, shooting and video edition teams. Finally we also need to pay for the copyright of the original soundtrack.


The documentary is being directed by Marta Saleta Esteban (Barcelona 1976), graduated in Audiovisual Communication by Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She started her career in the local media, being in contact with entities and associations related with the popular culture. She also has worked for the press office and TV programmes in BTV television, for the Xarxa de Televisions Locals (which is a corporation of around 70 local TV channels) as well as for TV3 and TVE. She is currently involved in developing a documentary about the history of Sant Medir, a Barcelonan festival.

It is also involved in this project part of the professional team that created the program Quarts de Nou (a local Human Tower program of Televisió de Catalunya) including its director during seven seasons, Xavier Capdevila, the journalist Guillermo Soler and the camera man Josep Serra.


The documentary premiere is scheduled for May 2014.


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  • Castellers de Sants

    Castellers de Sants

    over 7 years

    D'acord Oriol! Gràcies!

  • Oriol


    over 7 years

    Hola colla

    Com a nom, m'agradaria que surtís Oriol Ortiz Llauradó

  • Castellers de Sants

    Castellers de Sants

    over 7 years

    Perfecte! Moltes gràcies a tu, Jordi!

  • Jordi Suriñach

    Jordi Suriñach

    over 7 years


    He rebut un correu electrònic en què demaneu quin nom voleu que aparegui en els crèdits. M'agradaria que aparegués el meu nom i cognom, Jordi Suriñach.

    Celebro que la iniciativa hagi estat un èxit. Tenim ganes de gaudir-ne!



#02 / 'Melting Pot' veurà la llum a mitjan maig gràcies a l'aportació de 228 mecenes

El documental sobre la connexió entre els castellers catalans i els govindes indis ja és una realitat. En 40 dies s'ha dut a terme el projecte de finançament que ofereix la plataforma Verkami, amb aportacions de 5 a 500 euros. L'obtenció final ha estat de 8.200 euros, sobretot amb aportacions de 30 i de 50 euros. Els nous objectius que s'havien fixat un cop ja aconseguits els primers 5.000 euros es mantenen: subtitular el documental en català, en castellà i en anglès; entrar en el circuit de festivals cinematogràfics i documentals; millorar el procés de postproducció; professionalitzar el tractament de l'àudio i del retoc de color, i elaborar una banda sonora original, que anirà a càrrec del músic Manu Sabaté.

El resultat final serà presentat al mes de maig del 2014 en una… read more

#01 / Hem assolit el nostre objectiu: MELTING POT serà possible!

Hem assolit el nostre objectiu: MELTING POT serà possible!

Moltes gràcies als mecenes que, entre tots, heu fet que el marcador del nostre Verkami arribi a 5000 euros! Sou fantàstics!

Tot i això, encara ens queden dies per tancar el període de recollida de fons i volem que això no s'aturi! Encara tenim raons per seguir omplint la guardiola per aconseguir un MAGNÍFIC DOCUMENTAL

Raons per continuar aportant!

  • És la millor via per poder tenir una còpia original del DVD, un llibret de fotos o els extres del documental.

  • Tot el que sumi servirà per millorar el procés de postproducció , professionalitzant el tractament d'àudio i el retoc de color.

  • Podrem remunerar l'autor de la banda sonora, valorant així la seva contribució fonamental al muntatge final.

  • Podrem subtitular el documental en català, castellà i anglès

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