Cinematographer: Pooja Sharma
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At Willingdon Island, scrap metal from Dubai is being unloaded by Migrant workers from Tamil Nadu.
Allan Sekula called these, other or forgotten spaces. Such images teach us that we must travel to those sites, into increasingly darkening boxes, where the possibility of
engagement, or atleast the possibility of perception, lies. Here the camera travels into that part of the world that has disappears after the container, as if containers fill up and empty on their own. We are impervious to not only what they carry but also who carries it. Images have to enter these other spaces, because the everyday itself has entered them, and receded from ordinary perception. Also here is where the task of rebuilding alternatives to giant industrial capitalism must begin. Where we come face to face, impossibly, with it.
No longer a Port-side activity. The stevedores and containers are far away from the port.
Container Freight Stations (CFS) such as this one in kochi lies]. in-land, just off the Ernakulam Highway. Polycarbonate sheets, almost 40 feet long from Shenzen are being un-stuffed by unionised labour (INTUC). Most workers live in the neighbourhood.