Segments in this Video

Dhubri, Assam (03:35)


Sanjit Das returns to his hometown, a poor area with little development; most people report they need basic health care and education. Das grew up during the transition to democracy. Poverty drove religious violence around the country.

Poverty in Northeast India (02:16)

Poor areas have large reserves of iron ore and coal, and a South Korean steel company is attempting to gain access to land. As a member of a London photo agency, Das' photographic images communicate with an international audience about India's social issues.

Humanist Photography (06:35)

Olwe photographs scenes of the lower classes in India; he encountered Tamasha dancers while reporting. A traditional theatrical art, Tamasha dancers do not attend school and cannot marry. Olwe describes the sexism in India.

Female Photojournalism (05:57)

As the feminist movement grows in India, women are gaining the courage to be photojournalists. Mansi Thapliyal explains how photography has made her more conscientious. She composes photo stories about women, focusing on the daily struggles and the rampant sex trafficking in India.

Opportunities for Youth (06:30)

Photographers explore areas between urban and rural where the middle class is not gaining wealth. The poor do not benefit from democracy in India. Olwe photographs people who work in the sewers and in trash collection. He organizes a photojournalism training program for young people.

Credits: Denouncing Inequality (00:24)

Credits: Denouncing Inequality

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Denouncing Inequality

Part of the Series : Snapshots of India
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Poverty, pariah women, caste rigidity: These are familiar ills in India, even today. To grasp the scale of the problem, we meet photojournalists Sudharak Olwe, Sanjit Das, and Mansi Thapliyal, who illustrate their country’s shocking inequalities. The film switches from the city to the countryside, taking in nomadic dancers from the villages of Maharashtra, peasants of Odisha dispossessed by steel companies, and “untouchable” trash collectors in the slums of Mumbai, capturing the deep-rooted inequalities in Indian society.

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: FMK160987

ISBN: 978-1-64481-042-2

Copyright date: ©2014

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