Michael Lawson: India's Hidden Slavery

  |  Buy to Own: 28/04/2008
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Documentary film by Michael Dawson focusing on the plight of the Dalit (or 'untouchable') people of India. 250 million Dalit people in India are caught in a trap of poverty, oppression and slavery. As a result of being born into the lowest caste, the Dalit people are left powerless to escape from their dire situation. This film looks at families who have been tricked into a lifetime of human bondage, living in single concrete pipes holding no hope for the future; families who work 14 hours a day for the equivalent of four pounds a month; girls who are forced into sexual slavery for life in the Hindu temples; and child slaves, condemned to work in fields, factories or sweatshops making goods for their rich masters.