Living on the Edge
Client / Financial Support: Max Lock Centre, University of Westminster, London
Duration: 22 mts
Most cities in the Third World have enclaves or pockets of slum dwellers, often located within the heart of a rapidly expanding city. Over the past decade, as economies have opened up and cities have attempted to modernize, the pressures to more optimally use scarce space have mounted. The presence of a slum cluster on prime real-
We are documenting on video the drivers and consequences of such forced relocation. We have focused specifically on the experience of the Motia Khan slum formerly located in close proximity to Connaught Place, New Delhi (the heart of the city), now moved to Rohini approximately 30 kms to the north, on the very outskirts of the city. Working with footage collected five years ago in the Motia Khan slum as well as more recently following the relocation to Rohini, we are exploring the economic, sanitary and other consequences of such forced displacement.