Director: Shantanu Suman, Istling Mirche
India | 31mins | 2013 | World Premiere
Synopsis: Horn Please is a documentary that encapsulates various aspects of an age-old folk art form of India, the Truck Art, an art form that makes journeys through the dusty highways of India, incredible in more ways than one. With a kaleidoscope of bright paints, motifs, typography and unique couplets, these Indian trucks take you on a rather colorful journey of diverse cultures and beliefs of the country.
This documentary focuses on the origin of truck art and how it influences not just the world of art, but also the lives of its artists and the truckers who interact with it on a daily basis. Largely, it investigates on whether the once-accepted art form will survive the test of time in this era of capitalism.
Director: Brayden Yoder
Cast: Rob Tepper, Dhanendra Kawde
India | 25mins | 2013| World Premiere
Synopsis: After fleeing the scene of a fatal accident, a desperate American falls into a fateful night amidst the darkest shadows of urban India, where a small-time hustler and mysterious tamasha dancer force him to confront the karmic currents of his own conscience.
Director: Geetika Narang Abbasi, Anandana Kapur
India | 55mins | 2012 | Chicago Premiere
Synopsis: Born into a society obsessed with marriages, a young girl, a not-so-young man, and a Non-Resident Indian couple are compelled by tradition to look for matches via classifieds, matchmaking bureaus and websites. Confronted with innumerable criteria that determine who is acceptable and who isn’t, they question themselves and their choices. As they introspect, the melee of the matchmaking industry continues. At every turn, there are service providers who are ready to snoop, style and solicit potentials on their behalf. People are searching for the ideal one endlessly and the oft-heard question is – When are you getting married?