DS 52: PDO Programme 1994
Cinematographer: Anil Ingale
Duration: 00:26:43; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 281.602; Saturation: 0.012; Lightness: 0.347; Volume: 0.140; Cuts per Minute: 5.726
Summary: Event 1: Pavement Dwellers Organisation’s Community Gathering on the day Of Dussehra
At: Nare Park Municipal School, Parel, Mumbai
(12th October 1994) (Duration: 7:30 minutes)
Around 30 leaders of different communities (Pavement Dwellers Organisation) came together on the day of Dussehra to bridge the gap between them and foster love among themselves – a way for group building. It was organized by Footpath Pavement Dwellers Organisation with the support of YUVA.
People are presenting leaves to another as gold, a custom on Vijayadashami. People are singing songs and expressing their love to each other by hugging each other. Some are greeting with each other as handshake. Large number of people belonging to different religion and from different age groups participated in the event. YUVA staff members - Mohan Chavan, Kaushariya Salvi, Suresh Kadam Machindra Wankede have also participated in the gathering. People are dancing on garbas and playing fugdi. This video was screened at many places to mobilise people at particular place.
Event 2: Demonstration against demolition (October 1994) Opposite Samrat Hotel, Churchgate
Duration: 19:13 minutes
Large numbers of demolition, of slums and payment dwellers constructed in 1990 were considered illegal, have been taken place during rainy season of 1994. Many NGO and CBO from Mumbai came together and protested against the demolition and demanded their right to housing for many new homeless people due to this demolition.
Pavement Dwellers Organisation
Nare Park Municipal School, Parel, Mumbai
Camera pans from right to left and show large numbers of people (approximately 450 people) who have been gathered at a place near Samrat Hotel against demolition. Banners are also been held in the crowd.
Police are barricading Mantralya from protestors
It initiates with an awareness song “Shiknarya Bhavara Lihanrya Bhavara”. Some people are standing and others sitting and getting inspired from the song.
Camera again pans and shows the banner of PDO (Payment Dwellers Organization).
Camera zooms out and shows protestors from right to left.
A placard is being held by a man: If you break our home in slums, we will pelt stone at you.
People are clapping and singing the song.
As soon as this song ends, people declare together that, “Hum sab ek hai” and “Yeh ek toh angdai hai, aage aur ladai hai.”
Banner of Navbharat sabha is seen.
Buildings near Samrat Hotel is seen
Three men are holding a placard: Stop demolition of slum and Inquilab Zindabad
Again a placard : We will throw the Government which deprives us our home and identity.
POD's Badges worn by a kid.
Sanjay Shinde sings a song "Tod Tod ke Jhopde ko Dekho Gaadi jaati hai." Protestors are still adamant on their demands.
SRP police personnel’s are barricading
Street Play is performed and people are keenly watching it.
Policemen are also watching the performance. Lot of banners of different NGO can be seen in the video
Poor handicapped couple is also protesting for demolition.
Sanjay Shinde is announcing and requesting government delegates to meet people and listen to their demands.
A close-up shot of an old woman, who is not sure about her fate.