Born 1972 in Mumbai, Farida Pacha first did her studies in sociology and anthropology in Mumbai before doing a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema at the SIU (Southern Illinois University) in Carbondale. In 2006 she won the National Indian Film Award for The Seedkeepers. Since 2011 she is living and working with the cinematographer Lutz Konermann in Zürich. For her first feature-length documentary My Name is Salt, Farida Pacha was given the IDFA Award for First Appearance and Lutz Konermann the German Camera Award.
Year after year, for an endless eight months, thousands of families move to a desert in India to extract salt from the burning earth. Every monsoon their salt fields are washed away, as the desert turns into sea. And still they return, striving to make the whitest salt in the world. More