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Our metropolis / [video recording] Gautam Sonti and Usha Rao.

Contributor(s): Sonti, Gautam [director. ] | Rao, Usha [director. ].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Bangalore : Gautam Sonti and Usha Rao, 2014Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 87 mins.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: a two-dimensional image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscSubject(s): Bangalore Metropolitan Area -- Politics and government -- 2008-2013 | Bangalore Metropolitan Area -- Social conditions -- 21st centuryGenre/Form: Feature films. | Documentary films. DDC classification: Summary: The promise of a global city is being used to bulldoze Bangalore, India's I.T. capital, at the expense of the people who live in it. To whose advantage? Bangalore is being refashioned as a 'world-class' metropolis. Livelihoods and homes make way for flyovers, glitzy malls and a shiny Metro. Threatened with violent transformation of their city, residents confront the authorities. Beneath the State's ideal of a 'global' city lurks the intent to clear a pasture for big business. The film captures the city from 2008-2013, a period of dramatic transformation: the building of the Metro; mushrooming of swanky malls and gated communities; destruction of homes, livelihoods and shrinking green cover. Many felt that the State had ignored social justice, environmental concerns and basic principles of democratic governance in its haste to build a global city. Consequently this period witnessed escalated conflict between authorities and city residents.
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The promise of a global city is being used to bulldoze Bangalore, India's I.T. capital, at the expense of the people who live in it. To whose advantage?

Bangalore is being refashioned as a 'world-class' metropolis. Livelihoods and homes make way for flyovers, glitzy malls and a shiny Metro. Threatened with violent transformation of their city, residents confront the authorities. Beneath the State's ideal of a 'global' city lurks the intent to clear a pasture for big business.

The film captures the city from 2008-2013, a period of dramatic transformation: the building of the Metro; mushrooming of swanky malls and gated communities; destruction of homes, livelihoods and shrinking green cover. Many felt that the State had ignored social justice, environmental concerns and basic principles of democratic governance in its haste to build a global city. Consequently this period witnessed escalated conflict between authorities and city residents.

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