Slum Futures (2004)

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`Life goes to Mumbai, formerly Bombay, to investigate the city's extraordinary slum culture. There is poverty and suffering but Mumbai's slum dwellers are a vibrant and proud community. The city is also an important microcosm of how slums are developing around the world. We meet many characters. Sagira is a veteran of the streets. She's lived on the city's pavements for 32 years making do in two tiny rooms where her family of 16 sleep in shifts. They have no electricity, an illegal supply of water and no toilet. Globally one in six people live in slums. At the current rate of growth, that proportion's going to double by 2030 to one in every three. As well as travelling through Mumbai's slums, "Slum Futures" also looks at how the authorities will deal with such a massive influx.' [TVE website].

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