Short Film Profile

Jan Villa

After the monsoon floods of 2005 that submerged Bombay, the filmmaker returns to her city to examine the personal impact of the devastating event. A tapestry of images studies the space of a post-colonial metropolis but in a way that deeply implicates the personal. The destruction wreaked by the floods becomes a telling and a dismantling of other devastations and the sanctuaries of family and home.

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In its structure, Jan Villa is a vortex, drawing to its center all that surrounds it.



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Previous screenings

26 Jan – 6 Feb | Rotterdam, Netherlands
22 Mar – 27 Mar | Ann Arbor, United States
15 Jun – 26 Jun | Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 17 Feb 2011