Natasha Mendonca’s ‘Jan Villa’ wins the Adolfas Mekas Award @ Experimenta 2011

Jan Villa’ Natasha Mendonca, India 2011 16mm on dvd colour & b&w sound 20mins
After the monsoon floods of 2005 that submerged Bombay, the filmmaker returns to her city to examine the personal impact of the devastating event. The result is Jan Villa, a tapestry of images that studies the space of a post-colonial metropolis but in a way that deeply implicates the personal. The destruction wreaked by the floods becomes a telling and a dismantling of other devastations and the sanctuaries of family and home. In mail order viagra its structure, Jan Villa is a vortex, drawing to its center all that surrounds it.

Natasha Mendonca receiving the award from Pola Chapelle Mekas & Oliver Husain















ASHIM AHLUWALIA is a filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer based in Bombay, India
POLA CHAPELLE MEKAS is a prolific singer, filmmaker and cultural activist from New York, USA
OLIVER HUSAIN is a filmmaker and artist based in Toronto, Canada