Mumbai disconnected

Mumbai disconnected

Camilla Nielsson, Frederik Jacobi, Denmark, 2009HD, Colour, 58'

Like a city on steroids, Mumbai is rapidly becoming one of the world's biggest megacities. But it's all happening on a narrow peninsula with an infrastructure on the verge of complete collapse. Every day, 10-12 people die from falling off the overcrowded public trains. On the roads, cars come to a stand-still in serial traffic jams. To make matters worse, the Nano, India's new popular and affordable mini car, has just been launched. Through three interwoven human stories, we meet the people at the frontline of Mumbai's infrastructural battle. One thing is certain: urban planning is not easy in the world's largest democracy!

01 August, Kino Lumbardhi, 16:00

02 August, Kino në Kala, 20:15

Cities On Speed

Director: Camilla Nielsson, Frederik Jacobi
Producer: Henrik Veileborg, Jesper Jack, Anna-Maria Kantarius
Cinematographer: Frederik Jacobi, Camilla Nielsson
Editor: Niels Pagh Andersen
Sound: Bobby Hess

Director's Biography

Camilla was born in 1977 in Denmark, and has an M.A. in visual anthropology and Certificate in Culture and Media from New York University, serving also as a Media Consultant for UNICEF and UNESCO.
Frederik was born in 1977 in Denmark. He trained as a cinematographer and shot the film “Ghosts of Cité Soleil” (2006). He received the DGA Award for “Afghan Muscles” (2007), which won Best Documentary at AFI, while the US film “Death in Love” (2008) was selected for Sundance.

Festivals and Awards:

IDFA 2009, Holland. CPH:DOX 2010, Denmark. Doc Point Helsinki 2010, Finland. Göteborg Int’l Film Festival 2010, Sweden. ZagrebDox 2010, Croatia. Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2010, Poland. One World – Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2010, Czech Republic. Documenatrist Istanbul 2010, Turkey. Melbourne Film Festival 2010, Australia.


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