This film helped to put the issue of Untouchability on the agenda for numerous international development agencies. It investigates the lives of ‘manual scavengers,’ the community at the lowest rung of the caste system whose inhuman caste-based occupation is to manually dispose of human excreta.
- Excellence Award, Earth Vision Film Festival, Tokyo, 1999
- Best Film, New Delhi Video Festival, 1999
- Silver Conch, 5th Mumbai International Film Festival, 1998
- Special Mention, Amnesty International Film Festival, Amsterdam, 1998