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Film on Mumbai wins Special Mention at London International Documentary Festival

By NewsDesk • Published on May 31, 2011

Vertical City

Vertical City, a documentary on Mumbai directed by Avijit Mukul Kishore won a Special Mention in the Best Short Film category at the London International Documentary Festival 2011.

“A visual essay on the architecture of contemporary Bombay. The State imagined these constructions as the realisation of an urban utopia, but in the far suburb of the city residents from slums are given free houses in decrepit and dysfunctional high-rise building complexes. A occurrence only too frequent in too many suburbs of too many cities,” is the description of the film on the official website of the festival.

Vertical City shared this honor with two other films, One Day in Smara from Spain and Martin the Ghost from Norway. Vertical City is a 34-minute film produced by Public Service Broadcasting Trust.

The festival which presented more than 140 works from 44 countries was held in London from May 13-28, 2011.

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