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This film seeks to portray the lives of women from indigenous fishing communities living for generations on the coastal wetlands of Chennai. It shines light on the many ways that women contribute to the artisanal fishing economy, supporting the lives of their families and communities through mostly unpaid and undervalued labour. Today, as women from fishing communities organise as groups to rally for the protection of their coastal environment and ecology on which they depend for their livelihood, their valuable perspectives need to be heard on wider platforms. The film “Fight with Care” brings forward two major themes; the first is the rising pressures of development, such as encroachments and industrial pollution, on the fragile coastal wetlands of Chennai, as well as the ways in which local communities are resisting, or fighting, these pressures. The second is the invaluable care-work offered by women of indigenous communities, that has facilitated life on the wetland for generations, and offers an alternative way to understand and value the wetland ecosystem.

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  • Runtime
  • Language
    Tamil, English
  • Country
    India, Netherlands
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  • Director
    Bhargav Prasad, Qurratul AIn
  • Producer
    Maitrayee, Arshiya, RIASfund of the Rotary Foundation
  • Filmmaker
    Bhargav Prasad, Qurratul Ain
  • Cinematographer
    Bhargav Prasad
  • Editor
    Bhargav Prasad
  • Animator
    Qurratul Ain
  • Composer
    Manassa Jaishanker
  • Sound Design
    Manassa Jaishanker
  • Music
    Manassa Jaishanker