Well of Death


In Hindi they call it Maut ka Kuan and it means –  The Well of Death. This sideshow tradition began in the early 1900’s on Coney Island in New York, but is today popular in India. The young and talented filmmaker and photographer Vikas Maurya captures the carnival atmosphere of the Maut ka Kuan as it happens on the outskirts of New Delhi where you can buy a ten-rupee ticket to watch daredevils race their motorbikes and cars just metres below you at 80 kilometres an hour around the vertical walls of a barrel-shaped wooden cylinder.

Death Well

A film by: Vikas Maurya

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