Annenberg Room 111
University of Pennsylvania
Film Screening of "Tomorrow We Disappear" and discussion with Penn alumni filmmakers Jimmy Goldblum and Adam Weber
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.
The film follows three of Kathputli’s most-talented performers as they wrangle with the reality of their approaching eviction.