Professor AbdouMaliq Simone is commentator on the new film “Not Just Roads“ by Nitin Bathla.
What happens when infrastructures embody a constant state of incompletion? What happens when they are initiated for political allegiance rather than actual functioning? How do people engage with the lengthy time of construction and reconstitute other worlds around them? Not Just Roads is an ethnographic documentary of sixty-seven minutes on the nature of city expansions occurring between Delhi and Mumbai, exposing the frustrations of growth with time through the construction of Dwarka Expressway.
Watch the film here: https://vimeo.com/462154640
Read the reviews in the AAG Review of Books: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2325548X.2021.1960094