SLUMS: CITIES OF TOMORROW
Jean-Nicolas Orhon / Canada / 2013 / 81 mins /English, Hindi, Arabic and French with English subtitles / Documentary
It’s estimated that one in six people on our planet live in informal settlements, which are commonly referred to as shantytowns, slums or squats. These terms often invoke negative connotations, but the creation of these communities is typically an improvised response to urban overcrowding and economic disadvantage. Slums: Cities of Tomorrow explores this notion through an intimate look at these communities and their inhabitants in India, Morocco, Turkey, France, New Jersey and Quebec. This documentary sets out to challenge conventional thinking on the issue of slums, discovering diverse and generous collectives of people as opposed to unrelenting despair.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.