Directed by Yugantar • 1982 • India
In the spirit of mobilizing for the leftist labor and women’s movements, the Yugantar collective spent four months with female tobacco factory workers in Nipani, Karnataka, listening to their accounts of exploitative working conditions, discussing strategies for unionizing, and filming previously unseen circumstances inside the factories. The result documents, re-enacts, and participates in one of the largest movements of unorganized labor of its time, which sparked unionizing processes across India throughout the 1980s.
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