Letters to Nowhere

Aishwarya Iyer, Benazir Baig, Bushra Owaisy, Hanan Muhammed & Shivam Rastogi

Synopsis

Letters to Nowhere’ is a short documentary film about the place called Returned Letter Office (RLO), a branch of Indian Post service where the undelivered letters/parcels with incomplete or wrong address lands up.

What ultimately happens to them? Who are these letters written to and by whom? Several questions came to our mind when we set out to make the film. Ultimately, what we ended up is more poignant and evocative in its treatment.

This documentary is an attempt to revive the lost art of letter writing and reflects back on how the communication is lost in transit with letters not being able to reach the receiver. The film tries to visualize the content of the letters found at RLO and think about where it comes from.

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Director’s Bio

The group of filmmakers of this film made this film while pursuing their masters course in Mass Communication from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia. Shivam Rastogi being the filmmaker who came with the idea of this film discovered and reinvented his art during the making of this film.

Run Time

10 min.