documentary / Germany, Finlande, Inde / 70’ / Color / status : completed / English, Hindi
In a sprawling mega city where the dangers of climate change are present not future, acclaimed filmmaker Rahul Jain shows a world on the brink. Told through striking images and eye-opening accounts from everyday citizens, Invisible Demons delivers a visceral and immersive journey through the stories of just a few of Delhi’s 30 million inhabitants fighting to survive. Invisible Demons offers a deeply experiential and new perspective on its subject: the clear and present climate reality. Jain engages the senses by directly stimulating our desire to live in a world with equitable access to clean air and water. Is it possible to imagine this future in Delhi, in India, or anywhere in the modern world?
Rising filmmaker Rahul Jain (Machines, Sundance 2017) returns to Delhi and explores the dramatic consequences of India’s growing economy through stunning visuals, capturing not only a city in crisis but magnifying our collective climate realities.
“The shocking documentary Invisible Demons is blowing a wind of dread in Cannes. The climate apocalypse is well underway in the new opus from the Indian director. The visually stunning documentary presents the enormous cost of economic development on the environment in India.”
“Eye-opening. Rahul Jain pulls no punches about his homeland’s environmental crisis. The terrible, incalculable environmental cost of India’s burgeoning economy is the subject of the powerful follow-up to his debut documentary, Machines.”
“Rahul Jain shakes Cannes with a shocking film on pollution.”
“A shock documentary that gives as much to see as to reflect.”
“Rahul Jain's Invisible Demons, a formidable - and frightening - look at pollution in Delhi, received a standing ovation. The film is a noble sequel to Sundance-winning Machines.”
“Jain studies the current state of the planet through visuals that evoke strong feelings rather than only giving informative content.”