Rumble in Mumbai

Uploaded on Monday 1 January 2007


Rumble in Mumbai documents the World Social Forum held in Mumbai, India in January, 2004. The forum is a process that began as an alternative to the World Economic Forum, and to provide a venue for the many disaffected voices that began to seriously debate globalization in the 1990's. Over 100,000 people attended this year's forum, all looking to build solidarity--and a better world.

With interviewees like Shirin Ebadi, Jose Bove, Nawal Saadawi, and Walden Bello, and featuring eloquent speeches by Arundhati Roy, Mustafa Barghouti, Jeremy Corbyn, and Irene Khan, Rumble in Mumbai is packed with high-caliber critiques of neo-liberalism gone awry, and indictments of globalization's ill effects.

And as with the forum itself, marginalized voices are here given a platform to air their grievances: Dalit rights, handloom weaver unionization, South Asian LGBT issues, communalism and sectarianism, the plight of Palestinians living in the shadow of a new Apartheid wall--these issues and many more are explored.

For those unable to attend , here is your chance. For those looking to understand the growing global malaise which this forum seeks to address, Rumble in Mumbai is a good starting point.


Language: English

Length: 60 minutes

Country: United States