This film examines the lives of Dalits in a small village in southern India. Identified as outcasts or 'untouchables' whole families of Dalit people exist in India effectively as bonded or slave laborers. There are an estimated 100 million child laborers in India. Human rights organizations are now taking up the dalits' cause and calling for the end of a system of discrimination as heinous as the former apartheid system in South Africa.
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