Reelity Bites – Film Club
Selaiyur Hall, Madras Christian College, Chennai
Inaugurated by Amudhan RP
For the year 2011-12
On 7 August 2011; 2.30 pm at MCC
26 min; Tamil with English subtitles; 2003
Mariyammal, a sanitary worker with Madurai Municipal Corporation shares her frustration and anger with the filmmaker while cleaning a street near by a temple in Madurai which is full of shit.
74 minutes; Tamil with English subtitles; 2006
This film portrays the life and struggle of the inhabitants of an old slum in Tiruchirappalli with the combination of ethnographic and point of view style. The protagonists are dalits/untouchables/harijans involved in making footwear for their livelihood, which is their traditional caste based occupation.
Mercury in the Mist
18 min; Tamil with Eng. Subtitles; 2011
A campaign documentary about the plight of the environment and ex-workers affected by mercury pollution from Hindustan Unilever's thermometer factory in Kodaikanal. More than 30 workers have died till date, and several tons of mercury have been discharged in and around the factory. But the company refuses to take responsibility.
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