Tomorrow We DisappearHD Closed Captioning
Jimmy Goldblum & Adam Weber
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About the Movie
Tomorrow We Disappear chronicles the last days of Kathputli, the mysterious hand-built artist colony first discovered in Salman Rushdie's iconic Midnight's Children. Hidden in the alleyways of New Delhi, a community of magicians, acrobats and puppeteers approach their looming eviction to make way for a modern skyscraper. Bound together by tradition and impending gentrification, this captivating film allows us to experience a culture’s magic and wonder before it’s gone.
Deep, layered, moving.
Important documentary that brings to light the plight faced by many communities in developing countries undergoing urban renewal. For the Kathputli colony, this problem is particularly acute as they face the extinction of their heritage as a community of artists. How do traditional arts adapt with a country's economic progress? Tomorrow We Disappear provides a balanced view by drawing on the perspectives from different groups in the community—the young, the old, the optimistic, and the pessimistic. Beautifully shot and with intriguing characters. A must watch.
Preserving Cultural Heritage
This is an important new documentary by the brilliant young filmmakers, Jim Goldblum and Adam Weber. Set in the Kathputli colony in New Delhi, it is ostensibly a film about the Indian Government's attempts to raze a slum to make room for a high end shopping mall. But, on a deeper level, the film is a universal story about humans' never ending efforts to preserve their culture, their history and scale, in New Delhi and around the world.
Not To Be Missed
When the film ends, you feel as if you really know the people who are about to lose their century-old way of life and their homes. You feel invested in their struggle.
The film draws you in and makes you more than just an observer.
I believe that this is what makes a film great!