Directed by Sushmit Ghosh & Rintu Thomas
Dilli is a short documentary film about the hidden faces behind the so-called development of Delhi and their untold story. Dilli brings out a stark comparison of the rampant progress and development of the megalopolis vis-à-vis thousands who are left homeless while the whole city is modernized and revamped.
Dilli records and documents the evacuation of the thousands who in a matter of minutes lost their homes, and were left in a sea of rubble with nowhere to go and no ray of hope for a better tomorrow.
Director Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas eloquently weave this untold story of mass exodus of thousands who were bulldozed from their homes and transferred to a makeshift facade in the slums of Bawana without water, shelter or drainage while the city was redone for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh are award-winning filmmakers based in New Delhi, India. Their independent media company, Black Ticket Films, has produced and directed many thought-provoking award-winning documentaries.
Documentaries, produced under the Black Ticket Films banner, have explored issues of gender and sexuality, HIV AIDS, human rights and climate change. These multiple award-winning films have been screened in film festivals across six continents and are also being used as advocacy and resource mobilization tools by governments, development sector organizations and educational institutions.
Recently, their film on climate change was selected from a global call of films to be screened at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Cancún, Mexico. In their spare time, Rintu and Sushmit conduct film appreciation classes for young adults and also teach photography to underprivileged children.
July 16th, 8pm