Curry Western Productions Pvt Ltd presents
OPEN-AIR IN INDIA’S BIGGEST SLUM
10 February 2010, 7 pm
Slum for Sale
a HugoFilm Production
By Lutz Konermann and Rob Appleby
Robert Appleby and Lutz Konermann have spent years in and out of Dharavi, where an estimated 800’000 souls live. They have documented the growing tension amongst the area’s inhabitants as the plan to rehabilitate the slum takes shape. The result of their patient work and passion is a stunning feature-length documentary about life in the slums. Dharavi, Slum for Sale, a feature-length Swiss documentary directed by Lutz Konermann and Robert Appleby, with the assistance of Farida Pacha
Dharavi, India’s largest slum, is located in the middle of Mumbai. It has become one of the most sought-after locations for international property investors. Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire was set here and has turned the place world famous.
The Swiss Indian Film Bridge are proud to offer this unique and original exposure for a Swiss film with such a special and large audience. It offers the opportunity for the film-makers to present their work to the poorest of people in Dharavi, who are often filmed but usually never get to see themselves afterward. Curry Western Productions has produced the Hindi version of the film at the occasion of this screening.
The film will also be screened in schools and Universities with an afterward discussion in the presence of the filmmakers. Locations:Wednesday 10 February 2010, 1 pm Sophia Polytechnic Bhulabhai Desai Rd, Mumbai 400 017 Thursday 11 February 2010, 9.30 am St. Andrews College, Bandra Bandra (W), Mumbai, 400050 Additonal screenings in schools (in English) : Thursday 11 February 2010, 6 pm ITT Indian Institute of Technology Powai, Mumbai 400 076 Saturday 13 February 2010, 11 am Center for slum studies Ruia College, Dadar, Mumbai 400 0