Invisible Demons

Eye-opening documentary about the current climate crisis, which shows that clean air and drinking water are becoming less and less self-evident in a mega city like Delhi.

This film is English spoken, but there are a few lines in Hindi. If you don't speak Hindi, this shouldn't interfere with your viewing experience too much.
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In INVISIBLE DEMONS, Rahul Jain offers a personal and kaleidoscopic look at the way climate change is affecting Delhi. Unbearable heatwaves, water shortages and pollution hit everybody, but the poorest citizens the most.

‘I grew up as an air-conditioned child who couldn’t even imagine the natural world outside the city,’ director Rahul Jain says at the beginning of his impressive documentary. In 1991, the year Jain was born, India opened its economy to the free market. Since then, the country’s environment has been rapidly deteriorating. Today many people suffer from severe health and respiratory problems, with 10 per cent of all deaths in India due to air pollution.

In INVISIBLE DEMONS – the title referring to the small particles polluting the air ‘like poisonous darts piercing our lungs’ – Jain takes a close look at the way climate change is threatening life in Delhi. He does so in a visually stunning documentary, in which images of the vibrant Delhi are interspersed with eye-opening and touching accounts of some of the city’s everyday citizens, from rickshaw drivers to schoolgirls. (source: Movies That Matter)

Rahul Jain, Germany, Finland, Georgië, India, 2021, 70 min. English & Hindi spoken, Dutch subtitles.