Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith brought us India Jazz Suites. UPAJ looks amazing, it’s definitely one of the best documentary trailers I’ve seen all year!
A 64 year-old Indian Kathak master and a young Black tap dancer from Hells Kitchen journey together across India crafting a unique and startling collaboration. Bringing the ancient, foot founded, dynamic art of Kathak together with the American, underground art of Tap forges a trek that shatters barriers of age, race and culture. The show they fasten creates an explosion in audiences they meet along the way, and their friendship challenges their ideas about each other and themselves.
Directed by Hoku Uchiyama
Produced by Antara Bhardwaj
2nd Unit Director: Shaun Jefford
Sound Recordist: Anandar Chandrahasan
Production Assistant: Ramanand Sharma
Produced by Hindipendent Films and the Center for Asian American Media