Calcutta Hilton

Year of Production: 
Sinclair Enterprises
Duration of the Film: 
23 minutes

This film evidences the power of Fair Trade businesses to  improve people’s lives. As with many Fair Trade businesses, Freeset offers training, literacy, community, fun and support for vulnerable people. A film showing the many roles people play and benefits they get in a jute bag business.

The Hiltons are just your average Kiwi family, but the textile manufacturing business they have established is anything but average. Located on the fringes of Calcutta’s largest red-light district, it gives the women of the area something they have long been denied – the option of leaving the sex trade. Calcutta Hilton tells the story of this inspirational business.