Ajeet Mahale
Bhamini Lakshminarayan
Sandeep S
Ramadas K.S.

Duration: 19 mins
Language: Hindi
Subtitles: English


Kapda Kamra Kachra

The film documents the lives of a small group of bhaandiwaalis who live on a footpath in Tardeo, Mumbai. Bhaandiwaalis are women who barter utensils for old clothes in middle-class homes, and consequently recycle the old cloth through trade. The film centres around their daily struggles: the struggle for their job, particularly in the context of the neo-liberalised city and their now-limited access to it because of skyscrapers and gated communities; their struggles against poverty, homelessness, and the looming threat of eviction; their struggles to be recognised and be treated as citizens by the state. Through their narratives, the film questions the idea of what, or even who, ‘waste’ is.