Join us for the screening of Mumbai Disconnected, followed by a post-screening discussion with Assistant Professor Weiqiang Lin from the National University of Singapore.
A film by Camilla Nielsson and Frederik Jacobi
Running Time: 58 min
Language: English, Hindi and Marathi (with English subtitles)
Traffic in Mumbai has increased so rapidly that the entire city becomes gridlocked during rush hour. The proposed solution was to build a suspension bridge off the coast to provide relief from the crippling traffic jams. However, a lack of funding halted construction, so the municipal government’s alternative is to build split-level flyovers in 96 places around the city, in a bid to keep traffic flowing.
Mumbai Disconnected follows supporters and opponents of the project: a resident who is lobbying against the flyovers; a family man who just wants to get to work and regards a new car as the fulfilment of lifelong ambition; and a government bureaucrat overseeing the construction of the flyovers. The juxtaposition of these perspectives create an enlightening impression of an immense metropolis that is in danger of coming to a complete standstill because of conflicting interests.
Admission is free with registration.