Documentary | 59 min | English | India | 2004
We came into this world to understand certain things: Very few, but exceedingly important ones.
The World Social Forum began in Brazil in the year 2000 as a space for defining alternatives to globalisation, economic imperialism, war and discrimination. In 2004, it’s fourth year, it came to Bombay and widened its horizons to include issues of gender, indigenous people’s rights, alternative sexuality, women and war, caste and racism.
For 5 days people protested and analysed existing economic, political and social injustice; celebrated alternatives and resistance through speeches, processions, music, debate, performance, conversation; and sharpened their imagination of a better world with diversity and justice at its heart, under a common slogan – Another World Is Possible.
We shot the event with a team of 18 student reporters and a big technical crew for a lively news bulletin which played at the event – called TV in the Tree – because it played on television sets tucked into the branches of trees on the grounds.
The film is made up of this kaleidoscopic footage gathered by our motley, diverse crew a memoir, a concert, an album of a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Ajay Noronha, Anirudh, Arun Varma, Chandidas, Kapil Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Sameer Mahajan, Setu, Subhra Dutta
with Irene Dhar, Batul Mukhtiar, Neeraj Voralia, Kavita Pai, Shan Mohammad, Nirupama Kaul
Amla, Anita Kushwaha, Gissy Michael, Hari M, Manoj Sicca, Shubhashish Roy, Suresh Rajamani