Ramesh Yanthra is an Indian filmmaker. He attended College of Fine Arts and obtained an M.F.A (Master of Fine Arts) degree in 1999 from India's oldest fine art institute college of fine arts, Chennai (Madras). He also worked as an art director for few films in Tamil film industry and La Reunion's Diwali festival in 2005. His concepts and projects stem from various assorted sources and cultures, which lead him to create time-based work and investigate a vast range of themes within the area of prehistory, ethnography study and social, cultural developments.
Unique traits: Artists turned to a Filmmaker...
The Father of Indian Prehistory
Film (Documentary, History and Biography) Director, Producer The term "The Father of Indian Prehistory" was given to the man who is not an Indian, The British geologist Robert Bruce Foote's additional efforts and hard work made him as the father of Indian Prehistory. Foote discovered many prehistoric Paleolithic artifacts in India. He discovered 459 prehistoric artifacts during his lifetime is not an Archaeologist, In-fact he is Geologist, he served Geological Survey of India for 33years. He even explains the theory behind the uncovering of many coastal places in South India and his discovery of minerals like Limestone deposits, Magnetite, Magnesite, Chromites in India. Foote who traveled around 53,000 km along with his friend for his findings, on horseback. This documentary will be made cognizant of Foote's contribution towards India's prehistory and geology who is Geologist; Archeologist; Ethnographer; Paleontologist; Museologist and Artist. 24: The age at which Robert Bruce Foote joined the Geological Survey of India. 33: The number of years...
Film (Documentary, Short, History and News) Director The Gudiyam rock shelters located in south India where Stone Age people and their culture thrived many thousands of years ago. This documentary reveal some surprising facts about the archaeological findings and geological formation of this rock shelters. Attention is drawn through this documentary on Gudiyam Rock Shelters starting from 19th century to the recent developments. Archaeological and geological findings are chronologically documented. Uniform view and appeal of all the experts strengthens the need for urgent call to protect, popularize and conserve this unique prehistoric heritage site.
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College of Fine Arts, Chennai, India