There are 1130029 unregistered construction workers (Majoor) in Gujarat, with an average daily employment rate of 9195 female Majoors. This film looks at the lives of Majoor women exposing the difficult conditions they work in as well as their hopes for the future.
Majoor 9195 is a true documentary on Indian female construction workers in India. From undertaking unskilled manual labour, these brave women have become the silent backbone of India’s economy. However, as an unprotected labour force, the women earn twice as less than men and are not even entitled to basic human rights. As mothers and wives, these rural women must live up to society traditions at the same time as working all day in scorching temperatures and crude conditions. Facing exploitation and having no privacy has become a norm for these vulnerable women. It’s time their voices are heard.
- Director, DOP, Editor