Mumbai Disconnected

Part of: Movies and performances at Strelka

Date:
11.09.2010
Format:
Screenings

Denmark, 2009
directors Camilla Nielsson, Frederik Jacobi
58 min
color

English/ Hindi/ Marathi
Russian subtitles

Like a city on steroids, Mumbai is rapidly becoming one of the world’s biggest megacities. But it’s all happening on a narrow peninsula with an infrastructure on the verge of complete collapse. Every day, 10-12 people die from falling off the overcrowded public trains. On the roads, cars come to a stand-still in serial traffic jams. To make matters worse, the Nano, India’s new popular and affordable mini car, has just been launched. Through three interwoven human stories, we meet the people at the frontline of Mumbai’s infrastructural battle. One thing is certain: urban planning is not easy in the world’s largest democracy!

*In the event of bad weather, the screening will be held in a hall. In the event of chilly weather, there are blankets on hand and in the event of rain, there are a limited number of umbrellas.