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Kutty Japanin Kuzhandaigal

aka Children of Mini-Japan 1990 63’ col Tamil d/s Chalam Bennurkar pc Janamadhyam c R.V. Ramani

Documentary about the Sivakasi region known for its artisanal industries and for providing the national supply of matchboxes, fireworks and gaudy calendars. Known locally as ‘Mini- Japan’, Sivakasi is also one of the worst exploiters of child labour anywhere in India: 70% of its workforce are pre-puberty girls. The film juxtaposes these unsavoury labour conditions with Sivakasi’s association with ‘popular art’.