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After So Long

Synopsis: After So Long // बरसों बाद” is a visual poetry set in Mumbai (India) and voiced by Simha and their parents to symbolise their connection with each other; a walkabout through time and memories from the point of view of the artist. As a queer BIPOC artist born in India and raised in the US, Simha felt a certain indignant disconnect from their own ancestry. Written in part-Hindi and part-English, “After So Long // बरसों बाद” serves as an homage to these roots. Also the title track of Simha’s upcoming EP by the same name, “After So Long // बरसों बाद” was written by Simha and Jae during the pandemic of 2020, and delves into themes of identity, belonging and mental-health.

Length: 3.37 min | Language: Hindi & English (English & Hindi subtitles)



Premiere: Nowness Asia | '22

Country: USA, India, Canada

Platforms: Nowness Asia, GiF, Homegrown


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Poetry by Simha & Jae
Director by Varsha Panikar
Cinematography and Grading by Tanmay Chowdhary
Edited by Asawari Jagushte
Produced by Star Hopper Studios
Music Production by Simha
Hindi Editing by Rama Garimella
Recited by Simha, Rama Garimella, Annaji Garimella
Featuring Vaishakh Sudhakaran
English Translation by Nhylar
Special thanks to Dhiraj Bediskar, Almeida Family, Nihaarika Negi

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival '22

Trans Film Festival Stockholm '23

Balkan Can Kino '23

Black Cat Award International Film Festival '22

Star Film Fest '22

One Earth Awards '22

Festival del Cinema di Cefalù '22


No Border X Nowness

Flying Chameleon Film Festival '22

Simha Records x Queer Mango



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