See Where NYC’s Manhole Covers Come From

Filmmaker Natasha Raheja traces the origin of New York City’s famous manhole covers back to Howrah, India. In her film Cast in Indiashe goes inside one of Howrah’s factories to glimpse the people behind the covers’ creation.

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