Painted Nation – Disappearing Artisans



Painted Nation Dir. Cyrus Sundar Singh, India, 2005 (47 minutes)

For many decades, hand-painted billboards have been a ubiquitous feature of India’s urban landscapes, artists paid to promote everything from hair products to Bollywood hits. Drawing deeply upon religious and mythological sources, they have long embodied a part of the national soul. This art form is disappearing as globalization and technology render it redundant. 


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