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Vertical City - by Avijit Mukul Kishore


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Duration/ Language
00:34:00 (hh:mm) ,  English
Trailer/ Excerpt Link
Filmmaker/s Bio Note/s
Avijit is based in Mumbai and works as a cinematographer. Besides filmmaking, he has been involved in video-art installations and pedagogy and theatre groups - Music Theatre Workshop and Ruchika Theatre Group. He studied cinematography at Film and Television institute of India, Pune.
Synopsis/ Description
A visual essay on the architecture of a dystopia. This is the way the state imagines housing the poor. In a far suburb of Bombay, residents from slums are moved into high-rise apartment complexes with the promise of a better life. While these complexes are built allegedly to house the poor, they have been seen as moves to free prime slum land for commercial development. Unable to provide for the social and economic needs of people, these complexes soon degenerate into spaces worse than the ones the slums they left behind. The Film lets the viewer experience the oppressive spaces and living conditions of places hidden away in a 21st century metropolis.
Significant Awards/ Screenings
  • ViBGYOR Film Festival, Kerala
  • John Abraham National Awards, SiGNS, Kerala
  • London International Documentary Festival
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
  • International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala
  • Dok Leipzig, International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany
  • Prague Film Festival
  • Indian Panorama, International Film Festival of India
  • CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
  • Experimenta India, Bangalore
  • Persistence Resistance Film Festival, New Delhi

 (PSBT)Public Service Broadcasting Trust


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