Uzbekistan is the third largest cotton exporter being at the same time one of the most exploitative enterprises in the world.
As the state holds the monopoly on cotton trade, farmers cannot afford adult pickers and are forced to systematically use child labor to fulfill the quota. For about two or three months a year, schools are closed and children are conscripted to arduous labor in the fields, often working and living in extreme conditions and receiving little or no pay in return.
This short documentary shows rare material from Uzbek cotton fields and combines it with Stop-Motion-Animations in order to show the dimensions of the phenomenon as well as its connection to our own Western wardrobe.
uzbekgermanforum.org/

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