Adha Asman

Adha Asman

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Adha Asman

By Samina Mishra/ 32 min/ English subtitles


Heera Deepa, Susheela and the other women of Adha Asman spend their lives working in the fields, cutting grass, tending cattle, supporting their families. At the very least these women contribute as much as men to the sustenance of their families and the economy of their villages. But their labour is rarely recognized as work. The reason is as inescapable as simple- they are women. And so, they never stop working even when they are sick, and never have their sickness taken care of till the work begins to suffer.Shot in Almora and Sitapur districts of Uttar Pradesh, this is a film about the attitudes that deny women their share of healthcare