Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1985 • 75 minutes
BOMBAY OUR CITY tells the story of the daily battle for survival of the 4 million slum dwellers of Bombay who make up half the city’s population. Although they are Bombay’s workforce – industrial laborers, construction workers, domestic servants – they are often denied city utilities like electricity, sanitation, and water. Many slumdwellers must also face the constant threat of eviction as city authorities carry out campaigns to “beautify” the city. BOMBAY OUR CITY is an indictment of injustice and misery, and a call to action on the side of the slumdwellers.
“Simply one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.” Sean Cubitt – City Limits, London, UK