Shashwati Talukdar is an Indian-born academic and independent filmmaker based in New York City with more than 13 films and videos to her name. Her work ranges from documentary to narrative and experimental films, and has been screened at the Busan International Film Festival, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and the Whitney Biennial, among others.
ABOUT WALL STORIES
Wall Stories is a pictorial journey through the Garhwal region. Centered around Dehradun between the rivers Ganga and Yamuna, it tells the fascinating story of the history and culture of its people through mural paintings found in the area.
Going from a portrait of Noor Jehan dressed as a Pahari lady, to depictions of Inder Sabha, the first Urdu full length play, these painting from the end of the 17th to the 19th century, defy the boundaries of low art and high art, religion and received history.
Wall Stories uses imaginary conversations, treats the subject of the paintings as living subjects and plays with its subject matter to create an experience that transcends the parameters of traditional documentary..