A poet-artist and a street photographer live in the only place on earth that offers a short cut to salvation. Their everyday lives reveal contrasting ideas on death, unmasked with playful lightheartedness. Once Tokyo’s celebrated artist, Dada, now runs a tourist lodge with his Japanese wife. In his inner life he contemplates the mystical art of dying. Vikram is intrinsically linked to death through his ancestry and his street photography. Through their lives by the banks of the Ganges, we connect to the bigger rhythms of fear, freedom, loneliness, identity. The film moves on many planes and invites the viewers to immerse themselves in a quest we all share: to find a narrative about death that we can live with.
This is Sumira’s first documentary. ‘Last days. Last shot’ was one of the 7 Asian films selected by DOCWOK (An initiative of DOK Leipzig ). Sumira Roy has worked with the best advertising agencies Ogilvy & Mather and JWT where she was EVP, Creative Group Head for Kellogg’s, Unilever and Debeers and earlier Creative director on Cadbury’s, Johnson & Johnson, and Asian Paints. She has worked short stints in London, NY, Bangkok, Adelaide, Sydney and Dubai on global film productions. She now has her own creative boutique SOW, which handles design, digital and films. She is currently looking for funding for her short film featuring the pioneer of contemporary dance in India, Astad Deboo. She is also looking to publish her book on Haiku poems. She is a graduate from Delhi University, masters in Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and Post Graduate in Japanology from Rikkyo University, Tokyo.