Pallavi Paul The Blind Rabbit
A 43-minute essay on police violence and systemic abuse of power.
The Blind Rabbit
A magical tiger stalks like a phantom. Because no one ever catches more than a glimpse, it is spoken of with the highest esteem. This allegorical fiction starts Pallavi Paul’s attempt to describe systematic police violence in Delhi on the basis of individual events suppressed from official history. She does so in an associative edit of texts, images and sounds, making effective use of the scattered fragments of documentation still extant, including hurriedly safeguarded video and audio recordings of eyewitness accounts as well as those of the police and security forces.
Pallavi Paul is a visual artist and film scholar. Her practice interrogates how the idea of 'truth' is produced and argued in public life. Paul is particularly interested in the tension between the document and its aesthetic utterance- the documentary. She has received her PhD in Film Studies from the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her work has been exhibited in venues including Tate Modern, London, AV Festival, New Castle, Beirut Art Centre, Savvy Contemporary, Contour Biennale, HKW, and The Rubin Museum. She has been a guest of the DAAD Artist In Berlin program and currently lives in Berlin as Martin Gropius Bau artist-in-residence.
Please be advised, the film contains explicit scenes and references to police violence and to death.
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