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Jari Mari - Of Cloth and Other Stories
D: Surabhi Sharma
Admission: 5 , concessions 3
06.11.2003
20:00
poverty, urbanity, violence
body.city
Jari Mari
India 2001
74 Min., Hindi with Engl. subtitles
Documentary


Jari Mari is a sprawling slum colony adjacent to Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji international airport. Its narrow lanes house hundreds of small sweatshops where women and men work, without the right to organise. 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 everyday, from workshop to workshop. This film explores the lives of the people of Jari Mari, and records the many changes in the nature and organisation of Mumbai's workforce over the past two decades.