How do I show the Ocean space you carried inside you?

Country: India
City: Mumbai
Year: 2019
Languages: Hindi
Run time: 42 Min

The film is a 42 minute docu-drama and looks at the way that life and death are not two separate elements but are constantly changing one another. The site where this intermingling and transforming happens is the human body. It explores the life and work of the Gujarati poet, playwright, director and actor Bhadrakant Zaveri, who was fatally injured in a bomb blast in 1993. Bharati Kapadia highlights the key features of their twenty-four-year relationship. While narrating the story of the two protagonists, the film encapsulates the transformation of the vibrant city formerly known as Bombay. Through Bhadrakant’s poems and glimpses from his final play, the film also becomes a meditation on the political events of the time, such as growing consumerism, pollution, the Bhagalpur blindings, the Emergency — and on the spirit of (and desire for) freedom, both artistic and personal.

Director’s Bio: Abeer Khan is a filmmaker, photographer, director, editor and cinematographer based in Mumbai. Her work involves the inner world of her characters: “Through filmmaking and photography, I try to bring out the inner churnings of the character’s mind. The interaction between the characters and the space in which they are situated, moulds and colours the world the characters live in. Hence, as a filmmaker, Space becomes a crucial element for me. Known for her innovative approach to materials, mediums and techniques in creating her art.

Director’s Bio: Bharati Kapadia has exhibited widely in India and abroad. She has participated in several group exhibitions including THE SEARCH WITHIN showcasing works of 10 Indian and 10 Austrian artists, Pernegg and Salzburg in Austria and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Mumbai, India.  Her solo performance piece titled UNTOLD STORIES has been performed in India, Istanbul, Munich and Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her 2 video works, ‘L For…’ and ‘Playing with Danger’, have been screened internationally.

Director’s Bio: Abeer Khan is a filmmaker, photographer, director, editor and cinematographer based in Mumbai. Her work involves the inner world of her characters: “Through filmmaking and photography, I try to bring out the inner churnings of the character’s mind. The interaction between the characters and the space in which they are situated, moulds and colours the world the characters live in. Hence, as a filmmaker, Space becomes a crucial element for me. Known for her innovative approach to materials, mediums and techniques in creating her art.

Director’s Bio: Bharati Kapadia has exhibited widely in India and abroad. She has participated in several group exhibitions including THE SEARCH WITHIN showcasing works of 10 Indian and 10 Austrian artists, Pernegg and Salzburg in Austria and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Mumbai, India.  Her solo performance piece titled UNTOLD STORIES has been performed in India, Istanbul, Munich and Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her 2 video works, ‘L For…’ and ‘Playing with Danger’, have been screened internationally.