DVD – (46 minutes, 1990)
Price: $195.00 + shipping and handling
…observes the working women of a slum neighborhood in Ahmedabad and their growing involvement in SEWA, the Self-Employed Women’s Association. The film depicts the struggle of these women to support their families by supplementing or replacing their husbands’ income. Kamala, a former bidi (cheap cigarette) maker who has joined the staff of SEWA, describes her commitment to help women obtain better wages and conditions. Raji, a vegetable seller, tells of her confrontations with the municipality, the police, and moneylenders. By observing Kamala and Raji, the film provides insights into the changing attitudes of poor, urban Indian women.