I Live in Behrampada

Mera Ghar Behrampada
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English (subtitled), 49 min, 1993, India

As a sequel to the 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 turned the Muslim minority into underclass citizens.
Against this moment, 'I Live in Behrampada' traces the history of a Muslim ghetto which was first inhabited soon after the country's independence and grew through the efforts of the slum dwellers who turned slimy marshland 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?

Creative Crew
Moloy Roy
Sujata Narula
Namita Nayak
Awards and Screenings:

Filmfare Award for best documentary, 1992-93
2nd best film award at International Video Festival, Kerala