Jugaad is an immersive mosaic of stories about people from different communities in Mumbai, one of the most disparate, diverse and densely populated cities on Earth.
Behind the camera, the outsider-filmmaker makes her way through India’s Promised Land, exploring the highs, lows and in-between moments of everyday life. Through a series of striking observations and cinematic stories, Jugaad non-judgmentally captures the emotional essence of an important and complex urban centre while reflecting how we all survive our paradoxical world. Survival means different things to different people, whether it’s struggling to keep a roof over our family’s heads, fighting to change society or finding one’s purpose.
The word “jugaad” is a colloquial Hindi and Punjabi word that means creative problem solving. It’s the connective tissue of the city, is essential for artists to master, and is at the crux of survival in our world today.
Susannah Heath-Eves is a filmmaker based in Montreal and Mumbai. She has worked at EyeSteelFilm, where she was Line Producer and Co-Editor on two documentary projects: The Blue Water Project, a web series on freshwater conservation; and The Fruit Hunters, a feature film and two-episode TV series for CBC's The Nature of Things. Susannah has worked as a reporter and current affairs associate producer for Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC Radio and Television. She has a Masters in Broadcast Journalism and a BA in English Literature, both from Carleton University, Ottawa.
Director : Susannah Heath-Eves
Producer : Susannah Heath-Eves
Cast : n/a
Screenplay : n/a
Cinematographer : Benjamin R. Taylor, Susannah Heath-Eves
Editor : Susannah Heath-Eves
Production Designer : n/a
Production Company : Susannah Heath-Eves
World Sales : Susannah Heath-Eves
World Sales Phone : +1-514-690-6170 / +91-9819665360
Website of the film : www.susannahheatheves.com
Lunenburg Doc Fest
Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival
CBC’s Documentary Channel
Original Title : JUGAAD
English Title : JUGAAD
Country : Canada
Year : 2017
Runtime : 75 min
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