Ethnocineca: Tomorrow we disappear
© Jimmy Goldblum, Adam Weber | Indien, USA 2014
Tomorrow we disappear
Jimmy Goldblum, Adam Weber | India, USA 2014 | 82 Min. | OV with engl. Subtitles
Kathputli is a place of fading traditions. For half a century 2,800 artist families have called its narrow alleyways home; there are jugglers and acrobats, puppeteers and painters, folk singers and magicians, many of whom are well-respected artists in India and abroad. In 2009 the New Delhi government sold Kathputli to developers for a fraction of its worth. The land is to be bulldozed to make room for the city’s first-ever skyscraper, The Raheja Phoenix. We follow three of Kathputli’s most-talented performers as they wrangle with the reality of their approaching eviction.
Meeting Point: WMW Forum