Indian American Makes Short Film on Delhi Slum
India West Staff Reporter
LOS ANGELES, CA – The ‘Big City, Slum Home,’ a 25-minute documentary
will help kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. In it, the director and producer duo of Abhishek Bhatnagar and Abhishek Isaac highlight ‘‘life in the slums during a pandemic,” exploring the bleak conditions of Anna Nagar slums of Delhi during the peak period of pandemic.
Isaac, the Indian American producer of the short film, and CEO of Media Mangy, moved to America from India when he was 9. The short film is a candid picture of his foggy childhood visions when he used to play with his friends from the slums.
The story revolves around the cheery disposition of a slum resident, a teenage boy, Suehl, who spends his time with his friends playing under and over dark lanes and boiling drains, chasing cattle, watching trains pass by and selling scraps every day. Despite the lockdown, the children pass their days on the city debris and drains/gutters connected to the slums. The online classes by government schools bring a ray of hope in their lives.
Following Suhel through his day in the neighborhood, this documentary explores the deplorable plight of its residents deprived of the necessities and how they overcome their daily struggles with little care from the local government bodies and leads the viewers into shadowed streets of debilitated roofs.
Elu Entertainment, in conjunction with, A Freeman Films, will release the film. It is available now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EF91wS6ysA