Discount Workers

(Discount Workers)

Eight years ago, fire broke out in a cellar workshop in Karachi, Pakistan, where clothing was made for a German chain store. 258 people were buried under the ruins.

One can never be certain whether or not their clothes were sewn in a dark windowless cellar, by someone working with no breaks and under wretched conditions. No one pays attention to safety regulations in such places, so even a minor accident can turn into a tragedy. The road to punishing the guilty and obtaining reparation is difficult and drags on for years. The film tracks the persistent efforts of one of the victim’s parents to obtain not only justice for their son, but also dignified conditions for thousands of other workers in factories manufacturing cheap fashion. Will they win the court dispute? How can the targeted customers contribute to making a change?

World premiere

About the film

Director: Christopher Patz, Ammar Aziz
Germany, Pakistan
2020 | 70 min.

Language: English, German, Urdu

Subtitles: English

Category

Right To Know

Director

Ammar Aziz

Festival guest on days
Mar 09 - Mar 12, 2020

Filmography
2020 - Discount Workers

Ammar Aziz

Christopher Patz

Festival guest on days
Mar 10 - Mar 12, 2020

Filmography
2020 - Discount Workers

Christopher Patz

Screenings

11. 09. 20:30 Atlas - Large Hall
DiscussionVeronika Janatkova, Producer
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13. 09. 16:00 Atlas - Small Hall
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20. 09. 18:30 Svetozor - Small Hall
DiscussionVeronika Janatkova, Producer
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