Architecture Film Festival London 2021

Shortlisted Films Selection #2 R1

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Exploring the politics behind architectural heritage and conservation and the notion that the state acts as the custodian of culture, ‘The Tower of a Forgotten India’ follows the story of ‘The Architect’, a man desperately trying to save the nation’s past. The story of passion and madness unfolds within the Tower, a mega structure that serves to breathe life and function back into the forgotten buildings and fragments, reintegrating them into the city’s urban fabric. With heritage in the Indian context the threat comes from every direction, religious fundamentalism, thoughtless modernization, the culture of collectability and political corruption. Exploring the impact of shifting political ideologies and rampant and unplanned urbanism on architecture, as buildings are repurposed to meet the ever-changing needs of the nation, the film fires us into the heart of the sprawling chaos of Delhi. ‘The Tower of a Forgotten India’ is a modern parable spanning decades, that suggests the control of a city’s past is – in the end - a fool’s paradise.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Director
    Uday Berry
  • Screenwriter
    Uday Berry
  • Cast
    Anosh Habib
  • Cinematographer
    Uday Berry
  • Editor
    Uday Berry
  • Animator
    Uday Berry
  • Sound Design
    Uday Berry
  • Music
    Kevin Pollard