“We are the flying birds…here today and gone tomorrow.” The puppeteers, performers, and magicians of the Kathputli colony in Delhi are the last of their kind. When their land is sold to developers to be bulldozed and transformed into luxury high-rises, these once-itinerant artists are forced to fight for the only home they know. Fending off relocation, they keep alive the mystical Indian folkarts, one day at a time. In this stunning feature debut, Jim Goldblum and Adam Weber capture the fleeting joys of a way of life that is quickly becoming lost. What beauty is destroyed as we are forced into someone else’s vision of the future? Tomorrow We Disappear is not simply an act of documentation, but ultimately an extraordinary act of preservation.
Jimmy Goldblum won the Emmy for New Approaches to Documentary for Live Hope Love, an interactive documentary he produced for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in 2008. He also wrote, filmed, and produced The Institute for Human Continuity (2012), which is widely considered one of the most successful transmedia campaigns of all time. Adam Weber is an editor, director, and writer who has worked for major film and TV studios in both New York and Los Angeles. Weber edited Michel Gondry’s Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?, an animated documentary about Noam Chomsky, which Indiewire named one of the top three documentaries of 2013. Weber was an assistant editor on Gondry’s The Green Hornet and previously worked as the apprentice editor on Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds.