Kutty Japanin Kuzhandaigal – Children of Mini Japan

LC052- Kutty Japanin Kuzhandaigal – Children of Mini Japan, Dir: Chalam Bennurkar, 1990 /63 min. /Tamil with English subtitles

The film focuses on the plight of young poverty-stricken children working in Sivakasi in the late 1980s, and the Government’s neglect of them. The children worked in factories famed for producing fireworks and matches. The film takes its name from the nickname of Sivakasi, (Mini-Japan), a name given to the town for its high technology and business standards.

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