Streaming Access
Unfortunately, this film is not available for streaming yet.
As soon as it will be available for streaming, it will appear in your university streaming page.

Tomorrow We Disappear


When their land is sold to developers, the magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers of Kathputli Colony must find a way to unite —
or splinter apart forever. Tomorrow We Disappear is a feature length documentary about the last days of Kathputli, a hand-built artist colony hidden away in the alleyways of New Delhi. Spanning three years, the film follows Puran the Puppeteer, Rahman the Magician, and Maya the Acrobat as they approach their looming eviction.


  • Filmmaker Magazine
    'Best of Independent Film Week'...What I’ve seen of it so far gives me goose bumps: the luscious cinematography, the beautiful use of music, the masterful editing..."
  • Huffington Post / Atlas Obscura
    "Every once in awhile, in our ongoing pursuit of strange and amazing places, people and stories, we come across something that truly inspires us. One such find is a film entitled Tomorrow We Disappear."
  • The Wrap
    Beautiful, sad and stunning, the film lovingly but unflinchingly documents the destructive collision between tradition and modernization, between ramshackle artistry and regimented bureaucracy. At times it has the vibrant spirit of a real-life “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; at other times it is imbued with a profound sense of loss summed up by the words of gifted puppeteer Puran Bhat: “I wish I could stop the world for a moment.”

Festival Participation

  • Tribeca Film Festival - 2014
  • Hot Docs - 2014
  • Melbourne International Film Festival - 2014
  • EIDF (Korea) - 2014
    Winner, Spirit Award for Best Director
  • Salem Film Festival - 2014
    Winner, Special Jury Prize
  • Philadelphia Film Festival - 2014
    Winner, Special Jury Honor for World Vision
  • Austin Film Festival - 2014
  • Hot Springs Film Festival - 2014
  • Camden International Film Festival - 2014
  • Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles - 2014
    Winner, Audience Award for "Best Documentary"

Additional Materials

Distribution Company

Back to Film Summary

This Week’s Featured Films