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Dharavi, in Mumbai is home to 5000 potter families; they live in an area called Kumbharwada, spread across 13 acres. Just over 10% continue to work as potters today. Many are 6th or 7th generation potters, whose ancestors (Kutchi/ Gujarati) migrated here between 1935 and 40.
Kumbharwada's highly skilled potters make different items of pottery, which are sold seasonally. In this film, they talk about techniques and troubles of their trade, and urban living, even though they openly long to move back to Kutch. Some day. Their links with the villages are alive and ongoing. The community's brides still come from back home in Kutch.

Payal Kapadia & Anushka Shivdasani Rovshen