Karl Mendonca (USA)
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In June 2007, I visited my family and home in Bombay, India, after spending a year and a half at graduate school in New York. My return coincided with the implementation of large-scale redevelopment projects across the city fueled by a real estate boom that had developers scrambling to convert property into high-end housing projects. In less than two years, my neighborhood of modest family owned cottages, open spaces and smaller community gardens had been replaced by a strip of high-rise condos and luxury apartments. Disoriented and perturbed by this drastic transformation, I began to make short video recordings of the changing urban landscape on a borrowed MiniDV camera.