Liquid city documentary (30 minutes; English, Hindi and Marathi with English subtitles)


The tortuous flow of water through Mumbai presents one of the most striking indicators of persistent social inequalities within the globalizing metropolis.  The documentary film Liquid City explores the complexity of water politics in Mumbai ranging from the engineering challenge of transferring nearly 3,000 million litres of water a day to the city from the jungles, lakes and mountains of the state of Maharashtra to debates over flooding, privatization and social conflict.  The film is based on a unique collaboration between academics and film makers based in London and Mumbai and combines in-depth interviews with activists, engineers, local residents and other voices to paint a unique picture of this vibrant and fast changing city.

       Director/Producer         Matthew Gandy
       Assistant director         Savitri Medhatul
       Camera                     Krystallia Kamvasinou
       Editors                      Savitri Medhatul
                                      Krystallia Kamvasinou

       Production coordinator   Andrew Harris
       Sound designer            Amala Popuri
       Research                    Andrew Harris


The film was developed in collaboration with PUKAR and was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.


To request a copy of the Liquid City DVD please contact:


Andrew Harris or Matthew Gandy

UCL Urban Laboratory

University College London

26 Bedford Way



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