The Urban Animal Project: Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital B Roll (Cam 1)
Director: Nisha Vasudevan
Duration: 00:08:18; Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1; Hue: 50.003; Saturation: 0.066; Lightness: 0.400; Volume: 0.251; Cuts per Minute: 34.997
Summary: Cities are not “natural habitats”. However, over the years cities have become the spaces in which many animals have evolved; they are now the homes on which they have imprinted. The Urban Animal Project aims to document these species against the backdrop of a cityscape.
This is a work-in-progress which will be conducted in many phases, the first of which looks at land mammals in the city of Mumbai. Phase I delves into the reasons these animals are present in such a physical environment as opposed to existing in the wild. At the same time, it investigates what provisions are available for them and whether or not they are implemented. These laws are looked into with reference and from the point of view of municipal bodies, non-profit organisations, veterinary practice and the current curriculum, the meat and dairy industries, beasts of burden, animal trade and the role of superstition, among others.
Over time, The Urban Animal Project is expected to expand into marine life, protected areas within cities, birds, monsoon ecosystems and hopefully many other areas.
This set of clips have been shot at the animal hospital at Parel and form our B Roll footage of the same.
Currently being worked on by Namaah Kumar, Reema Sengupta, Falak Mulchandani and Nisha Vasudevan. Each phase of The Urban Animal Project will be edited into short documentaries.
Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital
As soon as you enter the hospital there are two dogs who sit right outside the Colonel's office.
A lot of the conversation in this footage reflects how human interaction with animals sometimes degenerates into nonsensical baby talk :)
Interesting how the dog sniffed the bug to death and lost interest. This illustrates the playful chase instinct.
The t-shirt reads, "I'm here to make you drool."
The hospital is one of the oldest structures in the city. Many students of architecture conduct their projects here. It's refreshing to see this pretty building still standing, not knocked down. Horses graze near it. It makes a melancholy scene in the rain, so still and quiet and old.