Tambaku Chaakila Oob Ali

Tambaku Chaakila Oob Ali
TitleTambaku Chaakila Oob Ali
English titleTobacco Embers
DirectorYugantar Film Collective
CountryIndia
Year1982
ColorSchwarzweiß
Duration00:26:00
Festival year2021
Online rentalNo
On-Site rentalNo

Focusing on the realm of work through a loose script, the film follows stories of workers across India. By documenting testimonies about exploitative working conditions, but also discussing union strategies and building solidarity as well as providing support in organizing strikes, the Yugantar collective created an image of a factory formulating a collective testimony. Through this film, for the first time, workers had the opportunity to speak directly to those in a position of power, making Tobacco Embers a powerful work that combines empathy and engagement in a pioneering form.