Jari Mari: Of Cloth and Other Stories
Red Renewal: Seattle's Socialist Spring
(Surabhi Sharma, India, 2001, 75 min)
Co-presented with Tasveer
Wednesday, Mar 26 at 07:00PM
Jari Mari is a sprawling slum colony near Mumbai's main international airport. Its narrow lanes house hundreds of small sweatshops, where women and men work without the right to organize. Their existence is on the edge: their illegal dwellings could be demolished at any time by the airport authorities, and jobs have to be found anew every day, from workshop to workshop. This documentary explores the lives of the people of Jari Mari, and records the changes to the nature and organization of Mumbai's workforce, over the past two decades.
Surabhi Sharma's films explore music. identity, labor, globalization and women's health. Her films have screened at various international festivals, and have been awarded at Film South Asia, Nepal; Karachi Film Festival, Pakistan; The Festival of Three Continents, Argentina; Indian Documentary Producers' Association and Eco-cinema, Greece.
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