Solaris Pictures presents

Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 12.30pm

38 min / India / 2012
English, Marathi, Hindi with English subtitles

Dir: Vaidehi Chitre

A collection of individual stories of indigenous population of Mumbai - the East Indians – a community that is no longer significant to the modern, homogenising narrative of a metropolis. The documentary paints the tensions between traditional livelihoods that depend on terrain and geography, and the advance of urban infrastructure, which values concrete above mangroves, time above space, and access above all.
Festivals & Awards
World Premiere – Int’l Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, Competition Section, 2013
Ladakh International Film Festival, Competition Section, 2013
Delhi International Film Festival, 2013
15th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival, 2013
Rios – 2º Festival Internacional de Cinema Documental e Transmedia, 2013
Bronze Remi Award, Houston International Film Festival, 2013
Best Short Documentary Award - 10th Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival, 2013
Director’s Statement
“History plays a prominent role in ‘Bottle Masala in Moile’. History, here, is both personal history and the history of the community. Much of what is happening to the people on the island has already happened to the ancestors of the people on the mainland. But that also means that the conflict on the island is without conclusion. Measuring the gains and losses of the people’s movement in Dharavi Island, one is left with the hope that things need not end in the same way here.” - Vaidehi Chitre

Director’s Bio
An MFA in Cinema from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, an MA in English Literature from the University of Mumbai, a PG Diploma (Social Communications Media) from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai and a BA in English Literature from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai; VAIDEHI CHITRE has produced, written, directed and edited a number of films that have showcased at international festivals. One of her films was selected as part of a package of films on immigration and human rights taught in Toronto-area schools in 2010-2011.

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