This whimsical and poetic tale of a circus visiting a village was dreamt up with people in rural Jodphur. Shot in three days on an old camcorder, using available materials, the film has a raw make-believe aesthetic. With a concept that further developed as relationships grew and ideas sprung up, villagers were cast as characters they created, in an invented world moulded into real, everyday spaces. Led by a Clown performed by me, the circus meets Grandma, Manisha, and Tarzan, dancing their way to the moon and back. The film also shines a soft beam into the people’s cosmic inner selves, reflecting on their ethereal connection with the dry and vast Rajasthani landscape.
Concept & Directing- Xi Jie Ng
Story by Everyone
Made on the Sowing Seeds Residency 2015, Kaman Art Foundation