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Paved Paradise, 2016

Ananya Ohri (Co-Director) & Ketan Vegda (Co-Director)
Toronto, Canada

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Co-Directed by Ananya Ohri and Ketan Vegda Featuring Kavi Ohri-Vegda The parking lot of Albion Mall provides striking encounters with birds in our urban landscape. The practice of feeding birds is popular among the various communities of immigrants that live in Rexdale. This act, while forbidden by the authorities and frowned upon by urban elites, remains cherished by many as a way to enjoy public space. This short video explores this space through the eyes of a toddler whose enjoyment of parking lots and urban bird feeding remains free from any preconceived notions and social taboos.