Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM


Free Event

The documentary Cities of Sleep takes us into a heady world of insurgent sleepers’ communities and the infamous “sleep mafia” in Delhi, where just securing a safe sleeping spot often becomes a question of life and death. The film traces the lives of two individuals, Shakeel and Ranjeet. Shakeel, a renegade homeless sleeper, has for the last seven years slept in a diverse range of improvised places like subways, under park benches, parking lots, abandoned cars and, most recently, at areas controlled by the sleep mafia.

Director Shaunak Sen will join UCSB Professor of Film & Media Studies Bhaskar Sarkar for a post-screening discussion.

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