Jule Japhet is a French artist working on a project she defines as a musical fiction documentary. She is currently in India finishing the shoot we started last year in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum. Shooting the project in time-lapse (Interval timer shooting) on my Nikon D700 and HD video (the amazing George Kurian on the HD keyboards 😉 we have just finished the ending in the burning ghat in Varanasi, and the widow’s ashram & Holi festival in Vrindavan.
The film aims at appearing at first as a traditional documentary depicting the few remaining individuals of a tribe of Walkers. Jule Japhet is one of those walkers who is taking a slow meditation walk that evolves into three interwoven parts, each connected with a level of perception, Childhood/ Body, Youth/Mind, and Elderness/Heart or Soul, each connected with a particular sound/image treatment and a rhythm.
The walker is wearing a white sari that carries a strong symbolical reference. Not like the ‘white wedding dress’ in the western world, in India a white sari is usually worn by widows.
To know more about the project, please send Jule Japhet a message HERE