Belly in Delhi! This documentary offers a glimpse into the dance and entertainment world of India, both the glamour and the grime. Bellydance, a Middle Eastern art form, is highly popular on wedding stages and in upscale clubs alike. Additionally, the documentary shows India from an angle rarely seen in international media. Behind the harsh headlines, and off the beaten tourist path, lies a fascinating world of performing arts that is surprisingly cutting-edge and competitive.
Featured in Ridgewood Guild Film Festival in New Jersey, the Festival of Colors in Brooklyn, New York, winner of the Canadian ACCOLADE AWARD (2015)
© 2015 Zaina Brown
Music by Pete List and Carmine T. Guida
Featured dancers: Janka Redechova, Mohamed Hassan, Margarita, Carole Dos Santos, Deepali & Khushboo and the Angels, Meher Malik and Banjara, Zaina Brown
Special thanks to: Ajayant Kumar and Blue Sea Entertainment, Willy Jacob and the Angels, Meher Malik and Banjara School of Dance
Video clip from the Punjabi movie shoot: