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Mumbai’s Aarey forest: The woman fighting to protect it from metro project

The urban forest in Mumbai, India’s megacity, is four times larger than New York’s Central Park.

It is home to an indigenous community that lives alongside leopards.

This land is prime real property and has been converted in recent years.

The government has now decided to go ahead with its controversial plan to further cut into the forest in order to build a subway station.


Protests have been widespread and there has been much debate on conservation and development. As one family struggles to preserve their way of life, we follow them.

Film made by BBC News, Filament Pictures and Confluence Media

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