For our August Meetup, we hosted an informal screening of the one-hour film, "Bombay Jungle," which is one in a six-part series called A Dollar a Day, produced by U.S. and Dutch filmmakers.
"Bombay Jungle" is filmed in the slums of Mumbai and focuses on Kurshida Bano, who lives in a shantytown on the edge of a national park. She is confronted by the High Court, which rules that the national park needs to be protected and orders eviction for over 80,000 families. After the government has tried to evict her with bulldozers, Khurshida is fighting for the survival of her family against all bureaucratic odds. What rights does she have and how can she execute them?
After the film, Sami Bazzi, research assistant at the Center for Global Development, moderated a discussion with the audience.