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Uploaded on Oct 12, 2011

Directed by Avijit Mukul Kishore
34 min. | 2010

Official Selection, 6th Vibgyor International Film Festival for Political Filmmaking and Media Activism, Kerala, 2011
Official Selection: Focus Section, 5th John Abraham National Awards, Signs, 2011
Special Mention, Best Short Film, London International Documentary Festival, 2011
Official Selection, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011, UK
Special Jury Mention, 4th International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala, 2011
Dok Leipzig, 54th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, 2011
Official Selection, Prague Indian Film Festival, 2011
Indian Panorama Selection for International Film Festival of India, 2011

In a far suburb of Bombay, residents from slums are moved into high-rise apartment complexes with the promise of a better life. While these complexes are built allegedly to house the poor, they have been seen as moves to free prime slum land for commercial development. Unable to provide for the social and economic needs of people, these complexes soon degenerate into spaces worse than the ones the slums they left behind. The Film lets the viewer experience the oppressive spaces and living conditions of places hidden away in a 21st century metropolis.

Festival and Screening queries: distribution@psbt.org

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