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.
About the Director
Graduated in Psychology and Anthropology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. As part of the theater group Arpana, acted in plays directed by Satyadev Dubey and Sunil Shanbag. Studied at the Social Communications Media department of Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai. Went on to do film direction at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.