SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Film Screening: Jari Mari: Of Cloth and Other Stories AND Aamakaar - The Turtle People

Surabhi Sharma (Filmmaker)

Date: 27 November 2008Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 27 November 2008Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Faber Building Room: FG08

Type of Event: Film

Films on Work, Environment and Music
Jari Mari: Of Cloth and Other Stories

75 mins, DV, 2001
A documentary film that looks at the informalisation of labour in Mumbai in the past decade. The film is located in a slum that lies behind the Mumbai International Airport. The informal garment industry geared for export is the main source of income for workers here, but insecurity, pathetic work conditions, and very low wages makes for a difficult existence.


Aamakaar - The Turtle People

76 mins, DV, 2003
This film depicts the struggles of a small fishing village in North Kerala that is fighting the assault on its estuary by sand mining. The villagers are also engaged in the conservation of Olive Ridley turtles that come to their beach to nest. They make a connection between a species fast becoming extinct and the fate of a community that could face displacement.

All Welcome, no booking required

Related Event

Filmmaker Surabhi Sharma presents and discusses her highly acclaimed documentary:
Jahaji Music: India in the Caribbean
at 4pm on 28 November 2008 in FG08


Ravi Ahuja (Centre Chair): or 020 7898 4605
Jane Savory: or 020 7898 4892