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Direction
Madhusree Dutta
 

Camera
Moloy Roy
 

Sound

Namita Nayak
 

Editing
Sujata Narula
 

Research
Flavia Agnes, Neera Adarkar
 

 

As a sequel to demolition of Babri masjid in December 1992, majoritarianism in India turned its attention to its own citizens. The communal riots that followed reduced Bombay into two distinct communities and  also created an  underclass of citizens of the Muslim minority. In this context, I Live in Behrampada traces the history of a Muslim ghetto which was first inhabitated soon after the independence of the country and grew through the efforts of the  slum dwellers who turned the slimy marsh land into solid ground. But, in the  face of development, yesterday’s pathfinders have become today’s  interlopers.

 

Is the dividing line language, culture and religion or class?


Filmfare Award for Best Documentary, 1994
Second Best Film Award in International Video Fest, Trivandrum, 1995


     

 
 
 

 

 

© 2013 Madhusree Dutta