CITY OF DREAMS

75-minute feature documentary BBC / Arte

* Best Documentary Award, Indian Cine Film Festival

* Nominated for Popular Feature, One World Media Awards

* Official Selection IDFA, New York Film Festival

 

"City of Dreams"/ "Mumbai High: The Musical "is a dizzying and unique musical extravaganza.  Set in a school in Dharavi, Mumbai, the biggest slum in Asia, this is the very first Bollywood style documentary musical.  Mixed in with the traditional observational footage of the school are specially composed and choreographed song and dance numbers which the children (and teachers!) perform with incredible skill and charm.  No film has ever been made like this, it’s a perfect way to capture the unbreakable optimism and exuberance of youth. But this is not a depressing examination of extreme poverty, it’s an uplifting celebration of human spirit and endeavour, and it sets out to tell a wider tale of India.

 

"A beautiful and magical film" - The Observer

 

“Such a glorious film and a real highlight of the festival” – CEO Sheffield Docfest, Elizabeth McIntyre