Megacity Mumbai – From slums to skyscrapers

May 3, 2023 | People, Social, Videos

In a city where the super-rich and slum dwellers coexist, the struggle for space and survival takes center stage. Mumbai, the epitome of a thriving metropolis, is undergoing rapid transformation. As luxury high-rises emerge, slums are being demolished to make way for them, exacerbating an already contentious socio-economic divide.

At the heart of this complex web lies Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum. Through the eyes of Mahesh, a resident and entrepreneur, viewers are granted unprecedented access to a neighbourhood teeming with secrets and contradictions. In a bustling area where a shadow economy worth 800 million euros thrives, the possibility of redevelopment looms large. Against this backdrop of frenzied development, a new conflict brews between humans and wild animals, as leopards from surrounding forests venture into the city in search of food. These are the stories that form the fabric of Third Person, a documentary that chronicles the rapidly changing face of Mumbai.

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