Biju's life took a turn when he got invited for the serendipity fest by his mentor Riyas Komu. He entered the field of community documentary from there and began a life of space and photography with people and places and lives. The session on Mattanchery: through the eyes of lensmen by Biju Ibrahim introduced by Johny M.L began with a beautiful documentary on Mattanchery. A journey of Mattanchery through the eyes of a photographer was an enriching one.
Mattanchery is an ideal example of a social township and is a cultural hotspot, where a different communities coexist in absolute harmony. It induces a sense of delight to the ones who see the frames, rich in colour.
The dialogue traced his life there in Mattanchery where he spent two years, drafting the documentary. He said about the thirty-nine different communities which existed within five kilometres of the town.
The thirteen minute long monochrome documentary, marked an impact on the viewers with its varied perspectives on the people and the place. The beauty of the documentary lies in the varied hues of lives constructed under the monochrome theme. Biju's passion for architecture and photography is what led him on his search for a spaces among the people. He also shared about his dream project, a community documentary based in Lakshadweep.