BIDONVILLE: ARCHITECTURES DE LA VILLE FUTURE

SLUMS: CITIES OF TOMORROW

By Jean-Nicolas ORHON

SAN FRANCISCO GREEN FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

Documentary - Completed 2014

From the heart of the planet’s slums and squats, individuals have taken over these marginalized worlds and erected cities in their own image.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH-CANADIAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jean-Nicolas ORHON
    • Writer(s)
    • Jean-Nicolas ORHON
    • Producer(s)
    • Christine FALCO (Films Camera Oscura inc.)
    • Synopsis
    • Today, one person in six lives in a slum, a squat, or any other precarious dwelling. Governments consider these to be problems and try to eradicate them by building public housing, but most citizens refuse to live in environments that fail to address their reality.
      The documentary Slums: Cities of Tomorrow seeks to address the housing problem in the age of urban overcrowding by looking at structures built on a human scale from a sociological and philosophical perspective. Director Jean Nicolas Orhon gives us an intimate look at the inhabitants and families who, through resilience and ingenuity, have built homes that are well suited to their needs, often finding inspiration from the architectural traditions of their places of origin.
      Slums: Cities of Tomorrow takes us on a human and aesthetic journey across the continents: in Mumbai, India, home of the largest slum in all of Asia; in Rabat, Morocco, on what was once fertile farmland; in a tent city in Lakewood, New Jersey; in a trailer district in Marseille, France; and in the native community of Kitcisakik, Quebec.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2011
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