Lakshmi and Me

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Shot in India, Lakshmi and Me follows Lakshmi, a domestic worker in India at the bottom of the caste system. The film explores the impact of the caste system on the life of this woman and her employer Nishtha Jaim, also the filmmaker. The documentary gives a glimpse into Lakshmi's life of working multiple jobs, 10 hours a day and seven days a week for around 600 rupees per month. In the film, the changing relationship between Lakshmi and the filmmaker becomes clear from voice over from the filmmaker, who followed the domestic worker for a year and a half, starting at age 20.

2007 | 54 min | 7.7/10
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Nishtha Jain
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