30.09. - 09.10.2021

Slums: Cities of Tomorrow Canada 2013 | 81 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2014

Jean-Nicolas Orhon

Jean-Nicolas Orhon studied film and anthropology and works as a screenplay author and director. His work includes Les nuits de la poésie (2012), a documentary about poets in Québec from 1970 to the present.

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Documentary Billions of people all over the world live in high-rise estates and slums. In the public perception, these are associated with appalling living conditions, high crime rates and a lack of clean drinking water. But could slums not be a problem for overpopulated cities, but in fact a solution? The film visits informal settlements in India, Morocco, France, New Jersey and Québec and shows the adaptability and ingenuity of people who build their makeshift accommodation according to their needs. What was hitherto seen as inhuman acquires a new perspective: precarious provisional housing as an example for a community based on cooperation and social mobility.
Original title: Bidonville: architectures de la ville future
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Arabic, English, French, Hindi
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Jean-Nicolas Orhon
Screenplay: Jean-Nicolas Orhon
Producer: Christine Falco
Director of Photography: Vincent Chimisso
Music: Simon Bellefleur
Production Design:
Editor: Hubert Hayaud
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Les Films du 3 Mars
Production: Camera Oscura Films
Contact: Clotilde Vatrinet, Les Films du 3 Mars:


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