During the Indian Civil War, the Dharavi slums of Mumbai were flooded with refugees looking to escape the conflict.


Bioengineered mushrooms were stolen from Amsterdam, failed to be transformed into narcotics, turned up in Mumbai's Dharavi slum which had a high concentration of highly-educated refugees, including an expert in plant genetics, and resulted in mushrooms being used to light and heat the slums and develop a micro-economy.

Other than being a comment on the very specific circumstances that produced this phenomenon, the video is beautiful and highlights just how hard it is to put a price on education.