Frontline Club London | Screening & Q&A: Jungle Sisters
Friday 17 July 2015, 7:00 PM
In 2008 the Indian Government launched an initiative to train 500 million of the rural poor to work in its growing industrial sector. Chloe Ruthven’s thought-provoking film tells the story of two village girls, Bhanu and Bhuntu, whose induction into the working world is overseen by Orlanda, Ruthven’s sister. Orlanda works with an organisation that trains and places young women into textiles factories to produce clothes for corporate giants such as Gap. As Bhanu and Bhuntu travel to the city to take their places as part of India’s business-friendly future, the reality of life on the factory floor forces all three of them to face questions of social justice, family loyalty and the role of corporate responsibility.
Directed by: Chloe Ruthven
Produced by: Mike Lerner
Country: India/United Kingdom
Screening followed by Q&A with director Chloe RuthvenIndex