Shweta Ghosh

Duration: 16 mins
Language: Hindi and Marathi
Subtitles: English



An attempt to challenge the conventional male-centric way of looking at histories, HerStories revolves around the lives of Vaishali Girkar, Sulekha Rana and Laxmi Dhamanse – all of them, former mill workers. The film explores their life in the mills, their struggle after the strike of 1982 and the way in which they continue to negotiate the personal with the political. The owner of a foodstall in Worli, an artist and a broker, today Vaishali, Sulekha and Laxmi are successful independent women in their own right but the mills and the Great Textile Strike of 1982 continues to be an important part of their lives that they cannot and do not wish to forget. In fact, theirs is also a struggle to keep the legacy of the mills alive.