Jan Villa

Natasha Mendonca | India/U.S. | 2010 | 20m
color/b&w | sound | 16mm transferred to HDCam

After the monsoon floods of 2005 that submerged Bombay, the filmmaker returns to her city to examine the personal impact of the devastating event. The result is Jan Villa, a tapestry of images that 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. In its structure, Jan Villa is a vortex, drawing to its center all that surrounds it.

Screens as part of The Soul and the Stem.

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