Occupation Mill Worker
Anand Patwardhan • 20m
Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1996 • 22 minutes
Textile mills were once the backbone of Bombay’s economy and provided the city its working class culture. Today, foreign investment and rising real-estate prices have made selling mill lands more profitable than running mills. Mill ‘sickness’ is now an epidemic. OCCUPATION: MILLWORKER records the inspirational action of workers who, after a four-year lockout, forcibly occupied The New Great Eastern Mill.
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