Tell us something about the beginning. What made you want to tell the world the story of Emily?
What would you like to say about the documentary form of storytelling? What makes it effective and what would be certain advantages that are lost in the process of making fiction?
Could you suggest a few documentaries that cinephiles must watch? Documentaries that are not as popular as they should be.
Have you been a fan of Chris Marker? Do you think documentaries become more effective if they succeed in creating a visceral impact on the viewer? The plight, the struggle and the defiance of Emily, if felt, makes the movie more effective.
Tell us something about Emily, the person. What makes her world so beautiful?
Emily has provided a new definition of art for the world to emulate. How do you perceive art? Where do you see it in the greater schemes of the world?
Art is what a viewer perceives to be art. I think it was best said by Leonardo DaVinci: “It should not be hard for you to stop sometimes and look into the stains of walls, or ashes of a fire, or clouds, or mud or like places, in which… you may find really marvellous ideas.” It can be uplifting, provacative, disturbing or simply beautiful.
Emily expresses herself through the myriad patterns, shapes and messages painted on her head. Do you think these messages become long-lasting as a result?
Tell us something about Emily’s husband. How important is it for everyone to have someone like him in their lives in a world full of harsh judgements?
The medium of art defies the limitations of space. Emily’s interpretation of art solidifies the statement in a potent way. How significant is it for art to evolve and stay relevant in the years to come?
Here, Emily’s mode of responding to a cruel and indifferent world is through her unique form of art. Through her colors that replace the limitless prejudices of several narrow minded people. Don’t you think that is the best form of reaction?
The movie is a testimony to freedom. How important is it for one to understand autonomy in all its dimensions and complications?
I think it’s very sad that there is less and less freedom these days. It’s important for creative artists to be able to express themselves without limitation.