Tracing Shadows

A deep dive into the social barriers faced by certain people in three of the major metropolitan cities (Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore) in India. A close up analysis of questions like How justice is denied? How and where freedom is curtailed? And Where are they not accepted? in the cities they thought they belonged to.

  • Ahmed Rebin
  • Ahmed Rebin
  • Ahmed Rebin
  • Ananthan Raju
  • Khaala
    Key Cast
  • Khaalu
    Key Cast
  • Lalitha
    Key Cast
  • Joseph Dhorerah
    Key Cast
  • Anathan Raju
  • Ashik Pushparaj
  • Unnikrishnan Raghuraj
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Genres:
    Experimental Documentary
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
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  • Language:
    Hindi, Tamil
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Director Biography - Ahmed Rebin

Ahamed Rebin
Architecture Graduate and Passionate Film Maker
From Kochi, Kerala
Phone No. 6282420782

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Director Statement

I traveled through different parts of India, with my companion. From the suburbs to the city center. We used camera lenses to capture different aspects of the city, from the unemployed to the marginalized communities, to the migrants. We follow the paths that bring joy, political consciousness, and hardship. I witness how the city changes and the boundaries that come with it. How accepted are they in different areas of the city, and where are they denied entrance? In other words, how much fairness does their city show them? This is the question that we are trying to answer. As part of an experiment, city residents take part in different parts of the journey in their own city. As we explore new ways and open doors that they have never seen before, the moments they encounter, and the new perspectives they see, become a documentary of our journey. Through these initiatives, the struggle for change begins, and the changes that come with it become visible.