Dharavi Open-Air

Dharavi Slum

 

Curry Western Productions Pvt Ltd presents

OPEN-AIR IN INDIA’S BIGGEST SLUM

10 February 2010, 7 pm

Dharavi,

Slum for Sale

feature-length documentary

a HugoFilm Production

By Lutz Konermann and Rob Appleby

2010, 80’

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

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

Slum man

 
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