Jogeshwari Video Project

Pani Sare Dhaga Ma (Water is In All the Clouds)

A collaborative project: CAMP, Agaaz, Akanksha Sewa Sangh and Nikhil Anand (CAMP and PUKAR associate.)

As in many cities, in Mumbai we barely witness the passage of water from rain to sea via lakes, watersheds, pipes, pumps, pots, human and animal bodies, drains and sewers. Even as these hidden passages describe a unique social, chemical and political structure, a map of ourselves in the modern world.

More than many of us, residents in the slums of Jogeshwari spend time waiting and hurrying around this substance, its leaks and sources.  As part of an investigation into the social life of water in these areas,  Pani Sare Dhaga Ma (Water is In All the Clouds) is a collaborative project between youth of two community  organizations- Aakansha Sewa Sangh and Agaaz, with CAMP and led by the researcher Nikhil Anand. Working together since march 2008, we have been thinking through questions of "citizenship" and distribution by looking at how residents form relationships with water and its infrastructures: including official water supply, alternative plumbing, ground water, tanker politics, and so on. The group has been meeting every possible Sunday since March 2008. Writing, shooting and some rough cuts of the videos were finished by June 2008.

As the name of the project suggests, water has several narrative flows, multiple scales and notes attached. The group has been shooting on their own, bringing their footage into a collective pool, writing over images in analytical, diarisitic or essay styles. What has emerged are a series of writings, short films and image-vignettes from four different slum areas, each one shot by one group and written over by another, collaboratively authored and edited.

In phase 2 (September-December) the project will undertake various modes of dissemination and distribution, screenings and discussions in Jogeshwari and elsewhere in the city. We are trying to set up a local archive in Jogeshwari to be used in their future social and political work in the area.  Video itself becomes a material resource, available for argumentation, reference and viewing pleasure.

Ek Dozen Paani: 12 films on water

1. Zindagi (life)
Written by Ismail Sharif.
Camera: Ismail Sharif and Wasif Ansari

2. Prashna  (question)
Written by Supriya Polmuri
Camera: Nikhil Anand, Archana Mirkar and Govindi Gudilu

3. System.
Written by Nikhil Anand
Camera: Nikhil Anand

4. Charaview
Written by Archana Mirkar
Camera- Suraksha Amroskar and Rashmi Mirkar.

5. 26 July.
Written by Pooja Sawant and Tapasvi Kaunka
Camera: Nikhil Anand

6. Yaade (memories)
Written by Durga Gudilu
Camera:  Durga Gudilu, Ismail Sharif and Wasif Ansari

7. Water Bawdee
Written by Durga Gudilu
Camera:  Durga Gudilu, Ismail Sharif and Wasif Ansari

8. 4:30 pm.
Written by Govindi Gudilu
Camera: Sarika Shiwarulu

9. Vichaar (thought)
Written by Vasant Ambore
Camera: Archana Mirkar, Vasant Ambore, Sarita Polmuri

10. Mithi Nadi (sweet river)
Written by Sarita Polmuri
Camera: Shaina Anand and Nikhil Anand

11. Pyasa Premnagar (thirsty Lovetown)
Written by Shaali Shaikh
Camera: Wasim Ansari and Ismail Sharif

12. Rishta (relationship)
Written by Ismail Sharif
Camera: Wasim Ansari and Ismail Sharif.

Produced by CAMP, Agaaz, Akanksha and NIkhil Anand.
Thanks to Point of View and Bishakha Dutta and members.
Series editor: Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran.

Ek Dozen Films

Gallery: Jogeshwari Video Project
Ek Dozen Pani

Ek Dozen Paani is a screening of 12 short films made during our project in Jogeshwari, a north Mumbai suburb.
This is the first screening of the material, and was specially held for the video group itself, and other community members and friends.

3-5 pm , Ketnav Preview Theatre, Bandra.
Sunday, 28th September 2008.

Ek Dozen Screenings 2 and 3

Screening # 2

Friday 7 November 2008
7:30 pm
YUVA Community Resource Centre
Bandra Plot. Premnagar
Jogeshwari East

Screening # 3

Sunday 9 November 2008
7:30 pm
JOY [Jogeshwari Organisation of Youth]
Sarvodaya Nagar
Jogeshwari East

Ek Dozen Screenings 4, 5 and 6

Screening # 4

Wednesday 17 December 2008
6 pm
Room no. V in TISS

Screening # 5

Friday 19 December 2008
6 pm
Queens Mansion,
3rd Floor,
A.K. Nayak Marg, Fort
For map, click here

Screening # 6

Saturday 20th December 2008
at Swami Vivekanand School,
opposite IT Colony,
Jogeshwari East

Ek Dozen Screening 7

Screening # 7

Saturday 27 December 2008
6:30 pm
CAMP's Rooftop
301 Alif Apartments
34-A Chuim Village
Khar (W)
Mumbai - 52

where is this?

Paani Panel

EK DOZEN PAANI - Screening
NGMA, Mumbai
5:00 pm
28th June, 2009

To be followed by a discussion with filmmakers, Durga Gudilu, Govindi Gudilu and Ismail Sharif.

As part of The State of Urban Water.
A day-long engagement by PUKAR in collaboration with SOAK
Organised by Nikhil Anand.


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