‘Migrant sugarcane workers’ kids miss school 6 months a year, are often exploited by labour contractors’

Ashraf Engineer

February 22, 2023

Santosh Ram’s short film, ‘Prashna’, is a poignant, emotional piece of storytelling about migrant sugarcane workers and their families, told through the eyes of one mother and her son. Every year, more than six lakh people from Marathwada migrate within Maharashtra or to Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh to cut sugarcane. They have neither formal contracts nor rights. They live in pitiable conditions and they and their children are often exploited by middlemen. Santosh speaks to All Indians Matter.

Watch ‘Prashna’ here: https://www.filmfare.com/awards/short-films-2020/finalists/prashna-question/3612