A film by Shilpi Gulati & Divya Cowasji
27min/2012/Hindi, English, Siraiki
The film was made as a part of the Early Career Fellowship 2012, sponsored by Sir Jamsetji Tata Trust and Tata Institute of Social Sciences
'Dere Tun Dilli' is a film about history. History that resides in the everyday – in songs and memories of old storytellers. It is about storytellers who tell tales in a lost language. Tales of a country, of struggles across borders and of lost and found homes. It is about refugees who made a journey made through time. A journey from a small place in Pakistan called Dera Ismail Khan, that also simultaneously resides in Delhi.
About the directors:
Divya Cowasji and Shilpi Gulati are independent documentary filmmakers. Both have a background in theatre, literature and media. Their first film - 'Inside Out' was based on issues regarding women occupying public space in urban India. It has been screened at various film festivals in India and abroad and was awarded at IDPA 2011 (Indian Documentary Producers Association) and SCRIPTS 2012, Kerala. They continue to work on their research on vanishing communities and indulge heavily in theatre and photography.