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Bombay: Our City

Anand Patwardhan / India / 1985 / 60 ' / Hindi / S.T. English

Credits

Anand Patwardhan, Ramesh Asher & Sanjiv Shah
Ranjan Palit, Anand Patwardhan & Pervez Merwanji
Indrajit Neogy
Ramesh Asher & Sanjiv Shah

Awards & Festivals

1986 First Prize Winner, Cinema du Reel
1985 Margaret Mead Film Festival
1985 Berlin Film Festival
1985 Leipzig Film Festival
1985 London Film Festival

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An indictment of injustice and misery, and a call to action on the side of the slumdwellers.

Synopsis

BOMBAY: OUR CITY tells the story of the daily battle for survival of the 4 million slum dwellers of Bombay who make up half the city's population. Although they are Bombay's workforce - industrial laborers, construction workers, domestic servants - they are denied city utilities like electricity, sanitation, and water. Many slumdwellers must also face the constant threat of eviction as city authorities carry out campaigns to "beautify" Bombay.

 

 

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