Goddess of food videorecordingAnnapurna produced by Jayashree. T ; direced by Paromita Vohra
Contributor(s): Vohra, Paromita | Jayashree, T.Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Bombay Paromita Vohra c1995Description: 1 videodisc (28 min.) sd., col 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): citizenship -- India | economics -- India | feminism -- India | identity -- India | gender -- IndiaGenre/Form: Documentary -- Feature.DDC classification: 791.4372
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Set in the lanes and by lanes of central Bombay’s mill area, the film is a portrait of a women’s co-operative named Annapurna.Started in 1975 by 14 khanawalis – women who prepared meals for migrant workers, thus earning the name food-lady – the organisation has today swelled to a membership of 150,000 and has it’s own credit co-operative bank, short-stay home and catering centre.The film observes the everyday life of these women and intertwines it with the story of how the organisation grew. An exploration of the politics and economics of women’s work, the film is a tribute to the fearless women who started Annapurna, and the feisty women who carry it on.
Camera, Mrinal Desai ; editing, Jabeen Merchant ; sound, Subir Das.
DVD ; PAL.
In English and Hindi with English subtitles.
The film is part of an international series on women_s initiatives entitled Half the Sky: Women of the World, made for the Beijing conference, in 1995. It has been telecast in 11 countries.