PBS Premiere: Aug. 7, 1990Check local listings »

Synopsis

The textures and complexities of everyday life in India unfold in Michael Camerini's richly observed story of two poor women and their efforts to improve their lives. Kamala and Raji's resourcefulness, aspirations and capacity for joy shatter the stereotypes of Indian women as voiceless figures leading desolate lives of abject poverty. They have joined a growing organization of street vendors and laborers; the husbands and wholesalers of Ahmedabad may never be the same.