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This documentary film is an excellent complement to the show Amar Singh Rathor, presented on Sunday, August 14 and Monday, August 15, during the day.
A documentary about the lives of hundreds of artists within the Kathputli Colony slum, similar to a village in the heart of the Indian capital Delhi. In 1960, a handful of puppeteers nomadic gypsies from Rajasthan pitch their tents on a vacant lot in the heart of Delhi. In a few years was born the largest gypsy artists community in India : the Kathputli Colony. Today more than 3,000 families of puppeteers, magicians, musicians, acrobats, jugglers, snake charmers, monkey trainers perpetuate, in this slum-village, art and traditions of an entire mythical people of origin of gypsies worldwide. In 2013, property developers purchased the land. Despite the imminence of the threat, they continue to live as they have always lived, day by day, united, free and generous.
A poignant account of the last moments of magic Kathputli Colony.
5@7 formula: meet Martine Palmer and have a cup of mint tea with us!
This documentary film is an excellent complement to the show Amar Singh Rathor, presented on Sunday, August 14 and Monday, August 15 (during the day).
Puppeteer and comedian – author of My Gypsy Colony
Martine Palmer studied acting at the Conservatory of Dramatic Art. After being involved as an actress in several shows, she discovered puppetry arts and created her company, working as a puppeteer on her own productions as well as on the T.V show Les Guignols de l’info. She also collaborated with various other puppets companies. In 2000, she met the master Puran Bhat and discovered the Kathputli string puppets and the place where he lives, the Kathputli Colony in Delhi. A long lasting collaboration was established and the project of a film about the colony gradually arose in her mind. In collaboration with Stéphane Subiela, they shot the first images … the documentary My Gypsy Colony was born in 2015.
Documentary : My Gypsy Colony
Directed by Subiela Stéphane; written by Martine Palmer, 65 min, 2015