video | documentary | 2015
Numaish observes a moment that involves lost children, seasoned volunteers, an announcement station and the herculean task of joining these dots within the backdrop of a massive product exhibition with the same name.
Set in the first year of a brand new state formed out of over 30 year long people's struggle for a separate state in India, Numaish (exhibition) has been an ongoing annual consumer exhibition for over 50 years in the same region. With the new political and social shift, this annual exhibition spanning about 46 days marks new aspirations with one thing in common––the astonishing number of children lost (and found) in the duration of this exhibition. This film attempts to study this nuanced moment of panic and chaos.