All is Life, 2022

two-channel HD colour video, 32:9 with 7.1 surround sound

18 minutes 30 seconds

Carriageworks, Sydney


Photo: Zan Wimberley


All is Life was produced in collaboration with the women and children of Gaonkarwada, Ambaulim alongside journalist and videographer Devidas Gaonkar, a Junior Research Fellow of the Government of India. 

Cinematography: Mel O’Callaghan, Devidas Gaonkar, Lisa Myeong-Joo

Sound recording: Zeeshan Sharif

Composer: Nick Wales

Production: Mel O’Callaghan, Devidas Gaonkar, Lisa Myeong-Joo, Zeeshan Sharif, Clemens Habicht

Post-production: Collider

Colourist: Andrew van der Westhuyzen, Collider

Sound Engineer: Daniel Denholm

Women and children of Gaonkarwada, Ambaulim: Amit Gaonkar, Anandi Gaonkar, Bharti Gaonkar, Champawati Gaonkar, Chandrawati Gaonkar, Deepali Shirodkar, Disha Gaonkar, Jayavati Gaonkar, Jothi Gaonkar, Kamlavati Gaonkar, Karishma Gaonkar, Kavita Gaonkar, Krutika Gaonkar, Kushauati Gaonkar, Mangal Gaonkar, Mayavati Gaonkar, Mayawati Gaonkar, Muktabaie Gaonkar, Natasha Gaonkar, Nayan Gaonkar, Nilawati Gaonkar, Nirmala Gaonkar, Prachi Gaonkar, Rasikawati Gaonkar, Ravina Gaonkar, Rukmini Gaonkar, Shailavati Gaonkar, Shambu Gaonkar, Shashikala Gaonkar, Siddesh Gaonkar, Subhangi Gaonkar, Susmita Gaonkar, Swarti Gaonkar, Tulzawati Gaonkar, Vimal Gaonkar, Visanti Gaonkar, Yoshoda Gaonkar, Sonakshi Kakodkar, Suwati Shelpekar, Geetika Shirodkar.

Development, research and translation: Subhada Chari, Dakshata Gaonkar, Disha Gaonkar, Devidas Gaonkar, Geetika Gaonkar, Krutika Gaonkar,  Mayavati Gaonkar, Prachi Gaonkar, Ramita Gaonkar, Ravina Gaonkar, Shambu Gaonkar, Siddesh Gaonkar, Sofiya Gaonkar, Sonakshi Gaonkar, Swati Gaonkar, Tulzawati Gaonkar, Yeshoda Gaonkar, Andreja Fernandes, Inacina Fernandes,  Advocate Joao Fernandes, Lourencina Fernandes, Pournima Kerkar, Rajendra Kerkar, Samruddhi Kerkar, Lisa Myeong-Joo, Sneha Gawas Parodkar and Zeeshan Sharif.

The inscription of Dhalo songs to Konkani and translation to English is part of an ongoing collaborative effort with the community of Gaonkarwada, never before undertaken.