A search for ‘truth’ stumbles upon varied textures of conversations. Conversations carrying echoes from print, electronic, social media; redolent with the local atmosphere and the context of the city’s past. Inspired by a few conversations, Chai Darbari provides a moment to breathe and make sense of multiple lived realities and their subsequent multiple memories.
After completing his Bachelors in Sociology from Delhi University, Prateek went on to do his Masters in Media and Cultural Studies from Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai.
As part of the Masters course, he worked on two documentaries – ‘Not Caste in Stone’ and ‘Govandi, Crime aur Camera’. After finishing his Masters, Prateek assisted filmmaker and video artist Amar Kanwar.
In 2018, Prateek directed ‘Chai Darbari’ as part of a six-month filmmaking program ‘Moving Image: Open Form’ at SACAC, New Delhi.