Nagari 2020 | Films

Mayavi Swapnamahal

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A Marathi rap music video about the issues faced by citizens at the hands of exploitative builders in a nexus with the government, providing them woefully inadequate housing facilities. Language: Marathi with English subtitles

A City Within A City

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Confronting the communal nature of the city of Ahmedabad by focusing on the neighborhood and houses of Juhapura, one of India’s largest Muslim ghettos.

Beyond Four Walls

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A film that explores the relationship between access to livelihood and housing, through a comparison between Parry’s Corner and Kannagi Nagar, two neighbourhoods in Chennai.

Udta Banaras

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An attempt to document displacement and resettlement due to the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, through the experiences of Rinku Kannaujia, a former resident of the Dalit Basti near the temple. The film looks at his experience of displacement while questioning what development means for a culturally rich city like Banaras

Fish out of Water

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Exploring the changing realities of the Koli community of Mumbai. One of Mumbai’s native inhabitants who live along its coastline have seen it all, from the 7 islands to the bustling and ever growing metropolis that the city has now become. Shot across three Koliwadas, the urban fishing villages in which the Koli’s reside, in Khar Danda, Madh and Versova, we have tried to mirror the Kolis as they navigate through their daily lives, from the sea where they go to catch the fish early morning, to the fish auctions at the end of each day and the time in between where life has other things in store for them.

Water Water Everywhere

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In Guwahati city, flash floods occur every year, the reason being the Brahmaputra river flowing beside it overflows. Meanwhile, people struggle for drinking water every day in this same city. This reminds us of the famous lines by Samuel Taylor Coleridge “Water water everywhere, nor any drop to drink”!

Adrushya Niwasi

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The film unpacks the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in highlighting the prevalent housing inadequacies for the migrant in the city of Mumbai.

Jar jar ghar

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A documentary about century-old buildings on the verge of collapsing and the generational tenants who live here with nowhere better to go. With a glimpse into the rehabilitation policies of the state of Maharashtra, the film tells multiple stories of families in south Mumbai who are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.

Day One

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Debajit, a young man from a village in Lower Assam arrives in Guwahati with the hope of a better livelihood. The city unfolds to him as a space etched on a discursive landscape and temporality; bearing signs of the past, present and future. His journey in his day one of the city pings him with a feeling of displacement-emotional as well as physical

Game of Homes

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A film which portrays speculation on real-estate in Goa, questioning the affordability of housing in the state, depicted through a game of Monopoly.

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