Documentary examining the work of renowned sitar player Anoushka Shankar as she composes the score to a restoration of a 1920s silent film about the Taj Mahal.
As part of the Big British Asian Summer season, What Do Artists Do All Day? celebrates prominent Asian artists and performers.
In 2017, internationally renowned sitar player Anoushka Shankar was commissioned by the BFI to score Shiraz, a 1920s silent film about the Taj Mahal. This film follows Anoushka at work on the composition, revealing the subtle traditions of Indian film music, and discusses the influence of her father, Ravi Shankar, who created some of his greatest work scoring Indian films. The documentary also explores the remarkable story behind Shiraz and its restoration, ending with Anoushka and her musicians performing the new soundtrack at the premiere of the film.