Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

25. April: 'Cast in India' - Film screening followed by Q&A with the director

  • Wann 25.04.2017 von 15:00 bis 16:00
  • Wo Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Raum 315, Invalidenstraße 118
  • Teilnehmer All interested are welcome!
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castinindiaposter final'Cast in India' (Documentary, 2014; 26 min, Bengali and Hindi w/ English subtitles) by Natasha Raheja

After the screening a Q&A with the director Natasha Rahejawill take place.


April 25th, 3-4pm,

Room 315, Invalidenstraße 118, IAAW


about the film:

Did you know that the manhole covers of New York are made in India?


Iconic and ubiquitous, thousands of manhole covers dot the streets of New York City. Enlivening the everyday objects around us, this short documentary is a glimpse of the working lives of the men behind the manhole covers in New York City.


about the director:

Natasha Raheja is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology at New York University with a Certificate in Culture and Media. She is a 2015 Flaherty Fellow and Southern Exposure Fellow. Her research interests are in the areas of migration, material flows, and belonging.

In Cast in India, she raises questions around the disparate conditions that shape the geographies of production of everyday urban objects. How does the built infrastructure of New York City conceal the labor infrastructure on which it stands?