A Poet, A City and A Footballer
Joshy Joseph has, as a maker of unique documentaries, consistently extended and blurred the boundaries that separate factual record from creative filmmaking, until these demarcations no longer serve any useful purpose. Joseph is concerned with the unfixed nature of our globalised world, but his approach isn’t thematic. As in A Poet, A City, and A Footballer, he often puts the human being, rather than themes or issues, centre-stage, but his work isn’t burdened with humanistic pieties. Instead, his work – and his new film – poses a unique challenge to how we think of genre, and of mortality, creativity, and change.
Joshy Joseph makes both fiction and non-fiction, personal and political films.