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Direction Home

Thu, Apr 28, 2016    6:30pm
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Apr 22 – May 13, 2016
Without Walls
Studio-X Mumbai

When an emergency shelter is demolished, what happens to the homeless people who lived there? Direction Home follows seven chronically homeless people over seven years until they attain secure housing. The film also chronicles the struggles of activists and service providers who organize tent cities, conduct sit-ins and demonstrations, and enact legislation for decriminalization and prevention of homelessness through a Housing First policy.

The filmmaker, Hilary Silver, is Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies and of Public Policy at Brown University. Her first documentary, Southside, traces the fall and rise of a low-income inner-city neighborhood over its century-long history. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Centre des Sciences Humaines and a Fellow of the American Institute of Indian Studies.

Followed by a panel discussion on the topic of homelessness in India with:

Hilary Silver
Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies and of Public Policy at Brown University

British Arya
Founder of NGO Pehchan

Carlin Carr
Urban Researcher and Founder, Megapolis India

Danish Jha
Dean: School of Social Work, TISS

Abha Singh
Lawyer for Homeless Collective

All events are free and open to the public.