Vikas Baidger, a photographer turned filmmaker, is also the mastermind behind Faces of Bengaluru, which documents the city of Bengaluru, its way of life and its culture. He has just imagined his second film, The Spiritual Circle, which documents the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.
“In India, it’s a mixed sport. That’s what attracted me, because as a child I could never have imagined a group sport that we practiced with girls. Even in schools we were forced to sit and play separately,” says Vikas. He adds that “the main reason for making this film was to get more people to play frisbee as a community. What impressed me was the community aspect that comes with the game. Here you live together, hang out together, play sports together and also deal with injuries together.
He says this particular sport also comes with “a lot of ownership from the players as there is no referee here and everyone has to own up to their mistakes. In addition, anyone aged 13 and over can practice this sport.
The film adapts an interview format, where Vikas follows the players and interviews them about their passion for the game. in the top five teams.
The film was shot in Bengaluru and a few brands have come forward to sponsor and help them.
The Spirit Circle will be screened at Rangoli Metro Centre, MG Road at 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets will be available at in.explara.com