The second edition of the Nagari Short Film Competition addresses the subject of People and Livelihoods in Urban India. It attempted to not only use film as a medium to narrate the issues, but really to expand an understanding of the subject and extend its representation and relevance in India.
PEOPLE AND LIVELIHOODS IN URBAN INDIA
“An equally important facet of the right to life is the right to livelihood because no person can live without the means of livelihood.” — Excerpt from the unanimous judgement of The Supreme Court of India in Olga Tellis v. Bombay Municipal Corporation, 1985.
Film as a medium has played an important role in generating awareness on social issues. This blog is a list of films that address people trying to earn a livelihood in urban India. It is not an exhaustive list but a short collection of films available in the public domain.
This blogs explores and attempts to understand the key elements and delineate the scope and substance of the framework of livelihood with particular emphasis on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in urban India.