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Amar Kanwar - The Scene of Crime

The Sovereign Forest

Amar Kanwar has been filming the resistance of local communities in the state of Orissa, to the industrial interventions taking place since 1999. In 2010, he returned again to Orissa but this time to film, in particular, the terrain of this devastating conflict. Almost every image in this film lies within specific territories that are proposed industrial sites and are in the process of being acquired by government and corporations in Orissa. In this "war by the state against its own land and people" The Scene of Crime is an experience of the battleground and the personal lives that exist within a natural landscape.> >

DURATION: May 25 - September 19, 2011

LOCATION: Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Co-commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Supported by the Centre Pompidou