Discount Workers

by Ammar Aziz & Christopher Patz
An exposé of the fashion industry's exploitative supply chain and labour conditions.
2020  ·  1h10m  ·  Germany, Pakistan
English, German, Urdu
About the Film

A fire at a textile factory in Karachi, Pakistan that supplied a Germany chain store kills over 260 workers, among them a widow’s only son. Saeeda’s transformation from domestic mother to influential activist brings her to the centre of a male-dominated workers’ rights movement. DISCOUNT WORKERS will take you on a journey along the supply chain of the fashion industry, and reveal that change may in fact be coming from those at its very end.

Upcoming Screenings

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Farah Kassem
Christopher Patz
Stefan Kloos & Veronika Janatková
About the Director

Ammar Aziz

Portrait of Ammar Aziz
Portrait of Ammar Aziz

Ammar Aziz is a filmmaker and poet from Pakistan. He is a recipient of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award, among several other accolades. He has been selected for some the most prestigious film festivals, including IDFA, Hot Docs, Jean Rouch Intl. Film Festival and Moscow Intl. Doc Film Festival, in over a hundred countries. His poetry – published in various international literary journals – has appeared & forthcoming in several anthologies. He lives in Lahore.


Christopher Patz

Portrait of Christopher Patz
Portrait of Christopher Patz

Christopher Patz is a documentary film-maker and works at the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), which campaigns for corporate accountability legislation in Europe. Previously he worked on judicial and non-judicial cases against European brands and private auditors for their involvement in factory fires and collapses in South Asia. He holds an LLB and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.