By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire November 4, 2011 at 6:11PM
Congratulations to “Tomorrow We Disappear” directors Adam Weber and Jim Goldblum. Their project received the most votes to win October’s Project of the Month. As a prize, they will receive a consultation from the Sundance Institute.
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Here’s more information on the winning documentary:
A feature documentary about the Kathputli Colony, India’s last magicians’ colony…that’s about to be bulldozed.
Since the 1970s Delhi’s magicians, puppeteers, and acrobats have called the tinsel slum, the Kathputli Colony, home. Last year the government issued relocation permits to the colony residents; the slum is to be bulldozed, cleared for development. High-rises and a shopping mall are planned in it’s place. Our story is about what you give up to get the things you think you want. In its modernizing, the world is losing places like Kathputli, and no one notices.
Director/Producer/Editor: Adam Weber
Interactive Director/Producer: Jim Goldblum
Cinematographer/Interactive Producer: Joshua Cogan
Cinematographer: Will Bassanta
About the Production:
“About a year ago, we found a short blurb online about how the Indian government had sold a magicians’ colony to real estate developers. So we rallied two world-class shooters and flew to India. We landed at the Delhi airport, drove 20 minutes down the road, squeezed between two buildings, and found ourselves in an artists’ labyrinth. We’ve seen a magician stick a knife through his son’s neck, and acrobat pick up needles with her eyes, and a puppeteer’s plans for a brand new colony. We have over 180 hours of footage, and only one case of parasites.”—Adam Weber