Is it possible to understand the passage of time through poetry?
And if you could, for one special moment, then would it be possible to see the future?
The film travels across India trying to understand the past, the severity of conflict and the cycles of change. The different poetic narratives merge together, allowing us to see a more universal language of symbols and meanings. The moment when this merger in the mind takes place is the moment of prophecy.
‘A Night of Prophecy’ is a film about poetry, songs and the passage of time through multiple journeys along fault lines in a democracy. Interrogating the nation, its history and future the film and the poets open up an underbelly seldom experienced.