Kathputli Colony INDIA

Kathputli Colony INDIA

Among the many slums in Delhi - one of the most famous in the world is the "Puppet Colony" - where over the generations, magicians, acrobats, healers, jugglers, snake charmers, folk singers and monkey handlers are born and trained.

These are the people of Rajasthan, who came to Delhi in search of a better life, to create a separate caste - the only such point on the map of India, where everyone has some kind of artistic ability, or magical powers. The artists’ colony lives in complete harmony, and the noise and chaotic impression that they leave behind is an indication of their temperament and willingness to continuously "be on the stage." The children from the Puppet Colony feel that their coming to Poland is the start of a great career, which their forefathers had experienced in numerous international festivals. The leader of the group of young artists is Jagdish Bhatt, a prominent puppeteer, whose film was shown at this year's Brave People Doc review