Director: Aditi Chitre 5.5 min / 2006 / Animation
‘The Mall On Top Of My House’ is a film that swiftly captures the repercussions of land reclamation in bombay which have drastically altered the lives of its fishing community. creating metaphorical locations and characters, the film centers around a pale faced character who resides in a dark hole in the midst of a city choked with skyscrapers and ambitious plans of further ‘development’. through his mundane daily routine and reminiscence, a calmer past of the city is revealed. tracing the early appropriation of land for urban development, the viewer is brought back to the present to find even the dark hole residence of this character consumed by the city’s unrelenting tryst with ‘development’.
Editing – Pankaj Rishi Kumar
- Tokyo Broadcasting System-DigiCon6+3 Territorial Award for recognition of effort in animation in India, 2007
- Screened at 4th TRI Continental 2008-India.10th ISIFF 2008- Bangladesh.
- Tricky Women 2007-Austria
- 11th MadCat- USA.8th
- Planet in Focus 2007
- Canada.IAWRT 2007
- INDIA.CMS Vatavaran 2007-India
Aditi Chitre is an animation filmmaker based in Bombay. After completing her BFA – specialising in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, in 2004, she made her first film, The Mall on Top of My House, which was screened at many festivals and was awarded the Tokyo Broadcasting System-DigiCon6+3 Territorial Award for recognition of effort in animation in India. She also freelances as a book designer and writes on art practices for Art & Deal magazine.