Colour, 22 mins)
Textile mills were once the backbone of Bombay's
economy and provided the city its working class
culture. Today, foreign investment and rising real-estate prices
have made selling mill lands more profitable than running mills.
Mill 'sickness' is now an epidemic.
OCCUPATION: MILLWORKER records
the inspirational action of workers who, after a four-year lockout,
forcibly occupied The New Great Eastern Mill.
1998 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
1997 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival
1997 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (Japan)
Camera, Editing, Direction - Anand Patwardhan
Sound - Simantini Dhuru
Production Assistance -
Simantini Dhuru, Paromita Vohra, Shashi Mehta