The Promise: Architect B.V. Doshi

90 minutes · Germany · 2023

Balkrishna Doshi, one of India’s most influential 20th-century architects, passed away in 2023 at 95 years old. The Promise provides audiences with the gift of getting to know Doshi, a soft-spoken humanist with distinctly modern designs. He shares his sources of inspiration with a presence of mind, humor, and wisdom that leaves us wanting just one more chat with this iconic figure.

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The Thursday (2/1) program will begin with an introduction by Chicago architect—and former Doshi colleague—Cyrus Rivetna.

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Director:Jan Schmidt-Garre
Runtime:90 minutes

The ADFF:CHICAGO Short Film Program will be showing on a continuous loop in the Chicago Gallery and is free and open to everyone. Read about the short films here.

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