An Outpost of Delhi (Hindi/English/52mins) Dir. Sidharth Srinivasan

The film tells the story of urbanization in Indian cities, epitomized by three very diverse residents of the 'unauthorized' village of Aya Nagar, situated on the margins of the Indian capital, New Delhi. A bustling settlement of over one lakh people from all parts of the country and all walks of life, it represents the exponential urbanisation and unplanned development in the country today. As India urbanises, most of its towns and cities grow to accommodate the new migrants in similar spontaneous settlements and their needs, desires and aspirations can become the creative energy required to establish a more socially just and environmentally sustainable urban pattern. The film seeks to explore this alternative vision for urban development, a vision where stakeholders can be partners in growth, rather than feel by-passed by it.