Above the Din of Sewing Machines

38 mins, DV, 2004

Directed by Surabhi Sharma
Camera: Setu
Sound: Suresh Rajamani
Editing: Ajith
Interviews: Sushma Veerappa

Bangalore, that much hyped ‘Silicon Valley’ of India, is also home to a large garment industry that, until 2001, earned more foreign exchange from exporting cloth than the more glamorous trade in Information Technology! This film documents the exploitative work conditions of women workers in the garment industry in Bangalore. This Industry is largely geared towards exporting to big Brands in the West. And yet, the workers toil with extremely low wages and in an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.

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