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Indentured

Directed by Cy Kuckenbaker

Overview

Genre
Human Rights, Investigation, and Current Affairs
Synopsis

Indentured investigates the living conditions of South Asian laborers working on U.S. military bases in Iraq. Thousands of nameless workers, called Third Country Nationals because they’re neither American nor Iraqi, toil inside U.S. bases in Iraq as food servers, custodians, construction workers and more. But unlike American contractors who often make six figure salaries in Iraq, these men typically make less than two dollars an hour. Nepalese custodians talk about the illegal broker’s fees they had to pay to get their jobs on the base. A Nepalese supervisor explains how they are brought into Iraq against Nepalese and Iraqi law. These testimonials are presented along side the U.S. government’s guidelines to define human trafficking, which suggest that large-scale labor abuses are happening inside U.S. bases in Iraq.

Stage
finished
Running time
10 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
www.cysfilm.com
Country
United States
Years of Production
2010
Locations
Baghdad, Iraq

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
United Nations Association Film Festival
Language
English

Photos

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