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The Rat race : licensed to kill / director and producer, Miriam Chandy Menacherry ; co-produced by Aruna Balakrishna Singh ; a Filament Pictures creation ;

Contributor(s): Menacherry, Miriam Chandy [director,, producer.] | Singh, Balkrishna Singh [co-producer. ] | Baldawa, Monisha [editing.] | Magic Lantern Movies LLP (India) | Filament Pictures (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: New Delhi : distributed by Magic Lantern Movies LLP, 2011Description: 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Mumbai (India) -- Social conditions -- Feature films | Urban livelihoods Pest control Mumbai (India) Fiction filmsGenre/Form: Documentary.DDC classification: Summary: 'The Rat Race' winds its way through the grimy underbelly of Mumbai, through dimly lit alleys and crowded markets to tell the story of the city’s rat killers. Home to 14 million people and 84 million rats competing for the same space and resources! 'The Rat Race' is a moving true life account of the city's rat killers who set out every night armed with a torch and stick to bring back the carcasses of 30 rats. As the rat killer stalks the sidewalks of Mumbai above him looms chrome buildings that are the landscape of the future and below him are trails of garbage and refuse. To earn his daily wage and secure a brighter future for his children, he wages the most primitive battle between man and animal with the most basic of implements. Why such gruesome methods? Would not fumigation or poison be more humane? But how does one fumigate spaces swarming with rats and humanity? And how does one use poison where rodents and people forage for food?
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DVD DVD Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore
A00460 (Browse shelf) R5 Available A00460
DVD DVD Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore
A00695 (Browse shelf) R8 Available A00695

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'The Rat Race' winds its way through the grimy underbelly of Mumbai, through dimly lit alleys and crowded markets to tell the story of the city’s rat killers. Home to 14 million people and 84 million rats competing for the same space and resources! 'The Rat Race' is a moving true life account of the city's rat killers who set out every night armed with a torch and stick to bring back the carcasses of 30 rats.

As the rat killer stalks the sidewalks of Mumbai above him looms chrome buildings that are the landscape of the future and below him are trails of garbage and refuse. To earn his daily wage and secure a brighter future for his children, he wages the most primitive battle between man and animal with the most basic of implements. Why such gruesome methods? Would not fumigation or poison be more humane? But how does one fumigate spaces swarming with rats and humanity? And how does one use poison where rodents and people forage for food?

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