Mira Nair's (SALAAM BOMBAY!) personal record of street life around the Jama Masjid, or Great Mosque, in the old city of Delhi, India.
Director Nair discusses her thoughts on confronting people uncertain what to make of her, a woman alone behind a camera, as she captures the flavor of "ordinary" Delhi, where ancient customs and traditional occupations continue to be practiced in the midst of a large and complex city.
"The film's strength is its almost tactile intimacy with its subjects: professional ear cleaners, street barbers and chiropractors, auctioneers at a chicken market, women hidden in purdah - the lifeblood of a noisy, crowded ghetto."—Jan Hoffman, Village Voice
"Excellent for cultural texture"—Asian Studies Newsletter