Megacity Diaries: Mumbai Enhanced DVD ISBN: N/A Run Time: 52 Minutes Copyright Date: 2007 Closed Caption
Mega city Diaries: Mumbai shows both sides of India's most populous metropolis. It examines the steps necessary for Mumbai to become more like Shanghai, a thriving port city. The enhanced DVD also addresses the obstacles Mumbai faces such as poverty, and limited education. There are more than 20 million people living in and around Mumbai, and this city could have a major impact upon the world's economy. This documentary gives viewers an in-depth view of how culturally and historically relevant cities can modernize themselves. It also sheds light on the responsibility of the international community to assist developing mega cities like Mumbai and Mexico City. Unfortunately, these densely populated areas are also impeded by major obstacles like inadequate housing and plumbing.
Architect Charles Correa and journalist Kalpana Sharma walk the viewer through the intricate steps necessary to see Mumbai become more involved in the world's economy. When this happens, all the industrial nations of the world will benefit. This film outlays a formula which other developing mega cities can copy to increase their own productivity.