DELHI DREAMS

By Christof SCHAEFER, Yamini DEEN

FAMA FILM AG - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2019

Three young people from Kathputli Colony, an artist's slum in Delhi, fight against the demolition of their neighbourhood and try to realize their dreams.

Festivals
& Awards

Solothurner Filmtage 2020
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, HINDI, URDU
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Christof SCHAEFER, Yamini DEEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Rolf SCHMID (FAMA FILM AG)
    • Synopsis
    • Delhi’s Kathputli Colony slum is India’s largest community of traditional artists. Puppeteers, musicians, dancers as well as laborers from all over India live here. But this is about to change forever. The government has decided that this slum is to be demolished, its people resettled in high-rises. Young residents Vijay, Kusum, and Rahul decide to protest with their arts and soon find themselves at the center of a unique and creative resistance movement against the government's plans. Simultaneously, they courageously pursue their personal dreams in a society that rejects them for their poverty, class and gender. Against the backdrop of the impending demolition, the personal and the political merge more and more as the protagonists come of age in surprising and sometimes tragic ways.