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Performing Death
Performing Death
98 Ratings


This is a video about the Park Street cemetery in Calcutta – one of the earliest colonial cemeteries in the world – its degrading conditions and its status as an abandoned legacy of an empire lost and forgotten.

Our take

Ashish Avikunthak juxtaposes scenes from a dilapidated cemetery with religious fervour to create an intriguing meditation on life and history. The heady mix of striking camerawork and powerful sound design beautifully enrich this kaleidoscopic short.