The film follows two friends – Charu who is Deaf and Surbhi, a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). Through a series of conversations, we get a glimpse into the lives of these two young women as they try to assert their space in a city. Interspersed with performances and interviews with a dancer, a drag performer, an actor and an ISL poet, the film explores various forms of visual language and how they help us understand agency, autonomy and care.
About the Director
Niharika Popli is an independent filmmaker from Delhi. Her first feature film, Rasan Piya, won the the Tareq Masud Award for the Best Debut Film at Film Southasia 2017. The film was inspired by the music and zest for life of Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan. The City That Spoke to Me is her second feature length documentary. It is the story of six young people finding expression and meaning as they navigate their space in a city.