‘FR4 | Hancock (2015)’

A short film by Amol K. Patil

Patil, a conceptual and performance artist, believes that his artwork is an ever reaching attempt to recapture life in the ‘chawl’ in which
he grew up; a social housing project for mill and factory workers built in the early 1900s with xcramped tenements full of sounds.

He attempts to get to know his father whom he lost at a young age by studying the objects he found in old cupboards: an old dicta
tape recorder and cassettes which capture immigrant dialects, discussing the dilemma of living as a migrant within the city. With Hancock
Patil follows in the footsteps of his father in addressing social justice issues by capturing the sounds of contemporary life on the streets
of Mumbai.

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