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On Friday, September 30, Vikalp@Prithvi will screen two films followed by a Q&A session with the directors.
'CAST IN INDIA' directed by Natasha Raheja (26 min)
Iconic and ubiquitous, thousands of manhole covers dot the streets of New York City. Enlivening the everyday objects around us, this short film is a glimpse of the working lives of the men behind the manhole covers in New York City.
'LABELS FROM A GLOBAL CITY' directed by Surabhi Sharma (30 min)
An assembly line of hands staple labels with fancy logos and the sale price in Dollars or Pounds. Young women work under the fear of severe verbal abuse. The testimonies that emerge from within large factories producing garment for global labels are chilling.
In 2006, a small but significant trade union was formed in Bangalore, The Garment and Textile Workers’ Trade Union. This film documents the work of GATWU in an industry that uses coercion and bullying to keep the production line going.
To read an article by The Hindu about the issue, click here.
Screening Details -
Friday, September 30, 7 pm
At Prithvi House, Opposite Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu, Bombay
Entry Free on a First-Come-First-Seated Basis | Registrations are not required but we would like you to inform us if you are planning to come for the screening.
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