Delhi Rising - Five Portraits of Hopes and Dreams| 51mins
Director: Tanja Dammertz | Producer: SPIEGEL TV
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: Germany
Indiaâ€™s urban centers are hubs of opportunity - each with itâ€™s own unique character: In Bangalore, IT rules; in Mumbai, the film industry has reached global proportions. But what about Delhi, Indiaâ€™s capital?
In â€œDelhi Risingâ€ five men and women who make this bustling city their home, tell the stories of their lives and with them we reveal a city of contrasts and extremes in an attempt to understand what defines Delhiâ€™s unique character.
Nazrana is a 21-year-old seamstress in the slums of Delhi. She lives with 19 members of her family, spends her days sewing from morning until night and has a completely different life than her peer, Chitwan. This young woman has just finished her studies and is learning German at Delhiâ€™s Goethe Institut. In yet another contrast, 33-year old video artist Avinash sees Delhi as inspiration for his renowned video-installations. Then there is Taru, 31, a musician born in Delhi, raised in the U.S. and in Germany, who wants to shake things up. His lyrics point a critical finger at Indiaâ€™s injustice and continued discrimination based on caste, ethnic background and religion. Jaggi, 51, on the other hand, belongs to a different generation. The wealthy Sikh businessman wants to expand his textile factory in Delhiâ€™s industrial hub Gurgaon.
Even though Avinash, Jaggi, Nazrana, Taru and Chitwan have different lives, hopes and dreams, there is one thing that unites them all: they are all determined to take advantage of any and all opportunities that come their way.