Home of Butterflies | B•LORE by BIC

Film by Geo C Verghese

The Indian Christian Cemetery sprawling over 24 acres of land near Hosur Road, dates back to 1857. Situated in the heart of Bangalore, the cemetery is home to families of caretakers who guard the cemeteries. In this short film, the filmmaker interviews Arun, one of the resident caretakers of the cemetery. Through interactions with Arun and his children, we learn about how they identify with the cemetery as a space that they live in. We also gain an insight into life at the cemetery through observations of Arun and his children, who are growing up on the cemetery grounds which houses more than 15,000 graves.