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Date and Time: Sat, May 13, 3:30 PM
Director: Parinaz Jal
Starring: Bali Boomkar, Jyoti Gomes, Bali
Run time: 36 mins
Language: English, Hindi, Kannada
Year Made: 2021
Country: India

Basti tells the story of 3 of India’s 100 million slum dwellers: a researcher in Mumbai named Bali, a seamstress in Bengaluru named Madhu, and a cook in Delhi named Jyoti. This documentary takes you into their homes, explains how misguided governments make their lives extraordinarily difficult, and calls for urgent reforms to ensure that the millions of children living in slums are not condemned to a lifetime of poverty.

Director : Parinaz Jal
I, Parinaz Jal have been working in India Cinema for over 6 years. I have had the good fortune to be a part of the direction team on films like Fitoor, A Death in the Gunj, The Odds and Netflix’s Delhi Crime. These films and the people I have worked with have helped me become a writer and director today.