Bloor Hot Docs Cinema from November 7th, 2014 !
82 min, Documentary, Québec,Canada, 2013
Director : Orhon, Jean-Nicolas
Producer : Christine Falco (Les Films Camera Oscura)
Language : French, English, Arabic, Hindi with English subtitles
Slums : Cities of Tomorrow is a documentary about the resilience of individuals and a community's ability to adapt to a sometimes hostile world. Through Mumbai, India, Asia’s biggest slum, through a Marseille suburb, through a Native American community in the Abitibi region of Quebec, as well as a tent city in the state of New Jersey and the heart of a Moroccan slum, this film offers a revealing journey. Touching and aesthetic, this documentary is at the heart of the lands on the fringe of this world and the lives of those who inhabit it.
Through an overview of this world’s macro political and economic issues, Slums : Cities of Tomorrow starts by exploring the micro details: the creativity, inspiration and perseverance of individuals who take possession, erect and bring a city to life in their image. We see places, homes and newly created environments, often inspired by the traditional villages of the population’s homeland.