All over Uzbekistan, students and senior
high-school pupils are sent to gather cotton. These images had to be filmed secretly
because the authorities want no publicity. These harvesters are aged 15 and 16, and
attend an academy in Angren, Tashkent region. They have spent more than a month
picking cotton in Buka district. Every picker has to gather
35 or 40 kilos a day. These are college students from Almalyk,
also in Tashkent region.