Slum Eviction in Calcutta: (In)visible Calcutta [(অ)দৃশ্য কলকাতা]
(In)visible Calcutta [(অ)দৃশ্য কলকাতা]
This film captures the eviction of the rail colony slums around Dhakuria lake, by the rail lines. The eviction took place in 2005 as the slum was maligning the beauty of the posh region by the South Calcutta Lake. And moreover the slum dwellers were accused of encroaching on land that was not theirs and also polluting the Lake. The film maker was also directly involved in protesting the eviction and stood by the struggle for years at a stretch and documented the same.
The film is in Bengali (বাংলা) but has english subtitles.
Director: Pramod Gupta