Short film published in Journal of Narrative Politics Volume 5 Number 1 (2018). Director summary follows: "This is our submission to the async International Short Film Competition (sitesakamoto.com/contest/). It is a sequence from our upcoming documentary about French philosopher Alain Badiou, set to the composition "disintegration," by Ryuichi Sakamoto from his album async."
Shot in the days and weeks following the infamous gang rape of Jyoti Singh Pandey in December 2012 in New Delhi, "Letter to the City Yet to Come" is a cinematic time-capsule of India's volatile capital. Combining epistolary voice-over narration with impressionistic and ethnographic imagery, the film immerses the viewer in the intimacies, hostilities and anxieties of the contemporary postcolonial city. Foregrounding everyday rhythms and disruptions, the film explores historical relics, street life, political protest, and uses the city as a venue in which to explore the promises and pitfalls of changing urban life in contemporary Delhi.