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This feature documentary profiles a bustling Indian shantytown where 40,000 people live and work in the most primitive conditions. Dismantling the rusting hulks of the world’s largest ships, the workers have no protection from injury or death. On average, one worker dies every day, some from explosions or falls, but many from cancers caused by asbestos, PCBs and other toxic substances. This visually stunning film vividly captures the haunting shells of decaying industrial machinery as well as the deplorable conditions of workers in 21st century global economics.

  • director
    Michael Kot
  • producer
    Ed Barreveld
    Michael Kot
    Peter Starr
  • editor
    Deborah Palloway
  • director of photography
    Derek Rogers
  • associate producer
    Ted Biggs
  • music composer
    Ken Myhr
  • location sound
    John Martin
  • narrator
    Ted Biggs
  • voice
    Santosh Mishra
  • story editor
    Jennifer Baichwal
  • narration writer
    Shelley Saywell
  • line producer
    Ed Barreveld
    Douglas MacFarlane
  • production consultant
    Jose Thomas
  • production manager
    Pradip Acharya
  • additional photography
    Nick de Pencier
    Michael Kot
    Subrato Sengupta
    Peter Starr
  • steadicam operator
    Deep Pal
  • additional sound
    Hari Kumar
    Marten Negenman
    Adrian Tucker
  • camera assistant
    Subhasish Dam
    Kishan Rajput
    Yardley Pal
  • crane crew
    Ganesh Nadar
    Sk Nazeer
    K. Rajendra
    Santos Rajput
  • location manager
    Richard Smoorenburg
  • research
    Ted Biggs
    Tom Hastings
  • assistant editor
    Brian Katugampola
    Ryan Noth
    Timothy Pocius
  • dialogue editor
    Geoff Raffan
  • sound effects editor
    Brian Shwartz
  • assistant sound
    Steven Budd
  • sound design editor
    James Mark Stewart
  • studio assistant
    Rob Hutchins
  • re-recording mixer
    Daniel Pellerin
    Dwayne Newman
  • supervising sound designer
    Daniel Pellerin
  • narration recording
    Stephen Traub
  • musician
    Kiran Ahluwalia
    Narendra Datar
    Ernie Tollar
  • post-production on-line
    John Dowding
  • production administration
    Sarah Christie
  • publicity
    Ingrid Hamilton
    Micol Marotti
    David Miller
  • production accountant
    Anne Sinclair
  • production auditor
    Steven Friedman
  • insurance
    Steve Beatty
  • legal services
    Jerry Banks
    Michael Levine
    Tara Leigh Parker
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
    Sylvia Sweeney
    Michael Allder
    Cindy Witten
  • transcription
    Debbie Innes
    Tricia Lee
    Nick Mavadia
    Santosh Mishra
    Vipin Sharma
  • translation
    Debbie Innes
    Tricia Lee
    Nick Mavadia
    Santosh Mishra
    Vipin Sharma
  • creator
    Ed Barreveld
    Ted Biggs
    Michael Kot
  • production supervisor
    Kemp Archibald
  • marketing coordinator
    Donna Cowan
  • production coordinator
    Catherine Fletcher
    Anousheh Showleh
  • marketing manager
    Sue Mander
  • co-production coordinator
    Elissa McBride
  • technical coordinator
    Mark Wilson



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