VAT2019 N 012
SynopsisAfter the 2005 floods in Mumbai, which claimed many lives, mangrove protection became a major environmental and civic concern for the city. New policies were put in place and mangrove protection became a critical urban environmentalist cause. Uprooted meditates on two sites in which these policies have played out in very different ways—Ambedkarnagar, a slum which was demolished for being located close to mangrove forest land, and Gorai, where corporate giants have been relentlessly felling acres of mangrove forests with impunity while the local fisher folk population have been opposing them persistently.
A.Kaware, N. Ambekar
Original Language
Marathi, Hindi
Maharashtra, India
Director Bio
Archana Kaware graduated with an MA in Media and Cultural Studies from TISS, and holds bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Her areas of interest are politics of development in both rural and urban spaces, raising voices of marginalized and also working on environmental issues. Prthvir Solanki recently graduated from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Sukrita Baruah has a master’s degree in Media and Cultural Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and is a history undergraduate. Ketan Krishna graduated from the School of Media and Cultural Studies at TISS, Mumbai. He has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Hindu College, New Delhi. Nikhil Ambekar is a Film enthusiast and freelance media professional.

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