Asian Cinema Fund 2018
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2008 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
|Project||Quarter No. 4/11|
In West Bengal, India, the democratically elected Communist Govt. has just completed its 30th year of administering the region. They now have a new slogan: "Farming is our legacy, industry is our future." In its mood for a revival, on one hand, production based industries are being replaced by the service sectors, mainly catering to big capital and foreign investments; on the other hand, the Govt. is acquiring agricultural land to set up large-scale industries mostly with the support of private investors, both Indian and international. Thus we are witnessing displacements at various levels – displacements from jobs, displacements from land and displacement from the city. Shambhu Prasad Singh is a 43 year old man – dark, thin, medium build – a typical Indian "Common Man". Nobody would ever imagine him to be a "fighter". By following his narrative, Quarter No. 4/11 explores the injustice that is built into the fabric of the ‘successful’ city.
[Quarter number 4/11] is a low angle, ground zero perspective of development, as seen by somebody who is being crushed under its weight. It is one man’s lone, long, losing fight to hold onto the ground where he was born, grew up and earned his living. It’s the narrative of a man who is being forced to evacuate his ground to make space for development.