Global Voices 2008 | TV Show

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Independently produced documentaries from around the world are presented.

Premiered: March 18, 2008

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 5, Episode 3 Lakshmi & Me

First Aired: May 27, 2012

Mumbai filmmaker Nishtha Jain explores the role that caste and class play in India via her relationship with her maid, an uneducated 21-year-old woman who works seven days a week cleaning Jain's and other people's luxurious homes. The documentary details the difficulties Lakshmi endures, including sharing an overcrowded shanty with her family and developing tuberculosis, before deciding to join with fellow maids to demand better working conditions, benefits and pensions.

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