Urban Lens

Cinema and the City

Urban Lens

2 December 2017 & 3 December 2017

Godrej India Culture Lab was proud to collaborate with Indian Institute of Human Settlements for the fourth edition of the Urban Lens Film Festival. After having successful runs in Bengaluru and New Delhi, the festival was brought to Mumbai for the first time! It remains committed to the idea that cinema allows us a space to reflect and re-examine the cities we live in.

The Mumbai edition showcased a Best Of Urban Lens collection of films over two days on December 2 and December 3. With a fantastic selection of short films, documentaries and feature length fiction films, the curation reflected the range of cinema that explores what it means to live in a city in India. These included Mira Nair’s India Cabaret, Hardik Mehta’s Amdavad ma Famous, Avijit Mukul Kishore’s Vertical City among others. 

We also screened four international films, from Canada, Egypt, South Africa and Israel, that included the Amnesty International Human Rights Award winning documentary, NOMA by Pablo Pineda.

The festival included a conversation with Nishtha Jain and Madhavi Tangella, a panel discussion on Development in a Choking City and an exhibition by Ritesh Uttamchandani.