New York City. Whose underbelly isn't given the treatment it deserves for being the backbone of millions of households there.
Access Livelihoods Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. is organising Tathya-II
, a Short And Documentary Film Festival, on 27th & 28th November, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. Some of these documentaries were featured at "Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival" organised by the Centre For Civil Society in Delhi.
Behind The Closed Doors, a documentary by Kuber Sharma & Surabhi Saral, will be screened on the second and last day, at 5:20pm.
The film talks about domestic workers, who are the backbone of millions of households in New York City, but are ignored, underpaid and exploited in the privacy of homes. Behind closed doors, nannies and maids live in isolation, allowing abusive employers to treat them like slaves. Caught in a vicious cycle of trafficking, a group of south-Asian women are fighting back. These women have only one thing to rely on: themselves.
Tathya is an effort to help the underprivileged receive recognition for their indispensable contribution towards India's growth story. Through 17 award-winning documentaries and short films, ALC India aims to share the success stories of ordinary people - the unsung heroes - in their struggle to make their ends meet in earning a living with the ever-changing environment.
Tathya has been conceptualized by management graduates from institutes like IRMA, XIMB, NIAM, IMT and Symbiosis, who are all part of the organization ALC India. ALC India is a professional management consulting institution with a focus on Enterprise Promotion, Employment Generation, Equitable Economic development, and Empowerment of the economically-marginalized in the country.
Entry is free for everyone. Please contact ALC India at 4017-7321 for further details.