Ranu Ghosh, Quarter Number 4/11, 2013. Courtesy the artist

Ranu Ghosh, Quarter Number 4/11, 2013. Courtesy the artist

Ranu Ghosh, Quarter Number 4/11, 2013. Courtesy the artist

South City Project in Calcutta is Eastern India’s largest mixed-use real estate development and the site of Ranu Ghosh’s film about human displacement and resilience amidst accelerated capitalism in India today.

Forced to evacuate his land, factory worker Shambhu Prasad Singh refuses to take volunteer retirement and as an act of resistance continues to live in staff quarter number 4/11 with his family, as development rises around them. Ghosh worked collaboratively with Shambhu Prasad, sharing both the camerawork and the narrative of the film. Quarter Number 4/11 explores the injustice that is built into the fabric of the ‘successful’ city. The city is undermined by the pain, exploitation and loss which are built into its fabric, and which remain a constant threat even to its most soaring structures and glittering monuments of modernity.

UK premiere. The screening is followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director Ranu Ghosh.

Quarter Number 4/11, dir: Ranu Ghosh, India, 2013, 69min + Q&A.

Opening Weekend Ticket Deal: 2 for the price of 1
On attending both of the films: Oleg Mavromatti: No Place For Fools and Ranu Ghosh: Quarter Number 4/11. Book tickets via Tyneside Cinema.

Quarter Number 4/11
Ranu Ghosh

£7.50/£6, book here

Sun 28 Feb, 5.45pm (69min + Q&A)

Tyneside Cinema

10 –12 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle
NE1 6QG
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