Invisible Demons

Invisible Demons

India | 2021 | 70 min | Rahul Jain

April 18 - 21, 2022

Among the 30 million residents of Delhi, director Rahul Jain focuses on a handful to tell of the devastation climate change is wreaking right now on his teeming nation.

In a sprawling megacity where the dangers of climate change are present not future, acclaimed filmmaker Rahul Jain shows a world on the brink. Told through striking images and eye-opening accounts from everyday citizens, Invisible Demons delivers a visceral and immersive journey through the stories of just a few of Delhi’s 30 million inhabitants fighting to survive. Acknowledging his own wealth and position of privilege—referring to himself as an “air-conditioned child”—Jain focuses on the impact of the unchecked industrial complex and the inaccessibility of the poor to any recourse but to stoically soldier on as the situation grows worse. Jain explores the dramatic consequences of India’s growing economy, capturing not only a city in crisis but magnifying our collective climate realities—a clear and present danger not just to India, but to the entire world. Part meditative essay, part call to action, this is a chilling reminder of the need to act today.

  • Director: Rahul Jain
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: India, Finland, Germany
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 70 min
  • Producer: Iikka Vehkalaht, Heino Deckert
  • Screenplay: Rahul Jain, Yael Bitton, Iikka Vehkalahti
  • Cinematographers: Saumyananda ”Somo” Sahi, Tuomo Hutri, Rodrigo Trejo Villanueva
  • Editors: Yael Bitton
  • Music: Kimmo Pohjonen
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Machines (2016)
  • Language: English, Hindi
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: MUBI
  • International Sales: MK2