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Dollar City / directed by Amudhan R. P. ; produced by Raj Kajendra.

Contributor(s): Amudhan, R.P [director. ] | Kajendra, Raj [producer. ].
[Place of publication not identified] : FreeFall Films, 2016Description: 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscSubject(s): Knit goods industry -- India -- Tiruppur -- Employees -- Economic conditions | Knit goods industry -- India -- Tiruppur -- Employees -- Social conditions | Hosiery workers -- India -- Tiruppur -- Economic conditions | Hosiery workers -- India -- Tiruppur -- Social conditions | Tirupur (Tamil Nadu) -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Feature films. | Documentary films. DDC classification: Summary: Tirupur aka "Dollar City," well known for its thousands of export oriented garment hosiery units and millions of migrant workers symbolizes a development model where the state machinery, exporters, small and big entrepreneurs, commission agents, trade unionists and workers converge to prioritize export and to earn dollars by ignoring, marginalizing and eventually breaking the laws that protect environment and workers’ rights. The film provides an inside view of a successful economical system where there is connivance and consensus between the masters, mediators and the workers, where the ambitions and loyalties collapse, where the rights become a privilege, where duty becomes an opportunity and where one’s desperation is another’s prospect. The fact that there has not been a workers’ strike in Tirupur in the past 20 years, as proudly expressed by an exporter in the film, can be seen a classical example for Gramscian idea of manufacture of consent.
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Camera: Amudhan R. P ; Editing: Amudhan R. P & Thangaraj ; Music: RaGa ; Research: Pushpa Achanta ; Subtitles: Meghna Sukumar, Mini Hari & Sara Abraham ; Stills Bharathi Vasan

Tirupur aka "Dollar City," well known for its thousands of export oriented garment hosiery units and millions of migrant workers symbolizes a development model where the state machinery, exporters, small and big entrepreneurs, commission agents, trade unionists and workers converge to prioritize export and to earn dollars by ignoring, marginalizing and eventually breaking the laws that protect environment and workers’ rights.

The film provides an inside view of a successful economical system where there is connivance and consensus between the masters, mediators and the workers, where the ambitions and loyalties collapse, where the rights become a privilege, where duty becomes an opportunity and where one’s desperation is another’s prospect.

The fact that there has not been a workers’ strike in Tirupur in the past 20 years, as proudly expressed by an exporter in the film, can be seen a classical example for Gramscian idea of manufacture of consent.

In Tamil with English subtitles.

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