This or That Particular Person is a documentary film that examines the relationship between the State, identity and notions of personhood. It locates contemporary debates around the Unique Identity number (UID or Aadhar) within a longer history of identity documents and the different meanings they hold for people. The film moves between the everyday world of identity documents (with its rhetoric of efficiency in the delivery of welfare mechanisms), and its deployment in highly militarized zones where questions of identity unfold against the backdrop of emergency laws. This or That Particular Person stages a conversation with the India State interrogating its obsession with the fixity of identities and in the process raises critical questions about the relationship between citizenship, inclusion, exclusion and surveillance.
Research, Script, Direction – Subasri Krishnan
Cinematography and editing: Amit Mahanti
Location Sound: Julius Basaiwmoit
Sound Design: Priya Sen
Sound Mixing: Ganesh Prasad
Producer: Public Service Broadcasting Trust.