Lesser Humans

Lesser Humans

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

7 Responses to “Lesser Humans”

  1. Dear Mr. Stalin,
    I watched the documentary ‘Lesser Humans’ and would like to know the name of the young girl who talks about having dropped out of school when she was in the sixth grade. She says she dreamed about becoming a nurse but she couldn’t bear the abuse she faced in school and she dropped out. I am writing a paper about the plight of the Dalits in India and was asked by my professor if I could find out a little more about the young girl. Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Shanti Ernest

  2. Hello Stalin,
    You are doing a great job. Keep it up.

  3. You unfold indian civic concept about the untouchable


  5. dear Stalin
    I just want to let you know that I study dalits in France, in my course (English) and that yur work is such a great source to have a deep reflexion on Indian society.
    Thank you so much.

    I hope these children are having a job today and wish them a better futire.

  6. want to see this documentary..form where i can get this documentary? plz guide…

  7. What wonderful work you are doing for people whose lives are so full of suffering, hard work and inequality. I feel ashamed that we allow people to be treated in this way and live lives of such little hope and happiness.
    Irene M. Lomas,
    Mark’s mother

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