Aditi Saraswat
Akshay Panse
Rameshwar Jirwankar
Sujata Sarkar
Tanvi Khemani

Duration: 21 mins
Language: Marathi and Hindi
Subtitles: English


Kiska Jungle, Kiska Mangal? (Whose Forest is it anyway?)

As Mumbai develops towards the suburbs, the forests of Aarey Milk Colony are being encroached upon by government development projects, slum settlements and private real estate projects. The film explores the impact of such development on the lives of the natives of Aarey. While some Adivasi hamlets have to compete for resources with illegal slums that have mushroomed there, others were displaced into an SRA building due to a large-scale real estate project. As the Adivasis of Aarey struggle to maintain their age-old relationship with the forests and lands of Aarey, we ask: Whose forest is it anyway?