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Vertical City (2010) in arquia/film archive

08 JUNIO 2016 / FILM ARCHIVE

A visual essay shot in Bombay, India, by Avijit Mukul Kishore on the dystopian architecture of contemporary Bombay. In the suburbs of Bombay, some of the residents of the slums were offered free housing in high-rise building complexes with the promise of a better life. The Government presented these buildings as the realization of an urban utopia, but the project is seen as a move to free the land of the slums for marketing. These building complexes degenerated quickly into areas with worse conditions than the original slums. The documentary allows the viewer to experience the living conditions in these hidden areas of the metropolis in the XXI century.

Avijit Mukul Kishore is a filmmaker living in Mumbai, India. His areas of expertise are documentaries and collaborations with artists in audiovisual and visual installations. He is actively involved in teaching about film-making and making selections for The FD Mumbai Zone programme. He has directed To Let the World In, Vertical City, Universal Certified and Snapshots from a Family Album. 

 

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