Buriganga

Director: 
Michelle Coomber
Country: 
Duration: 
12Min
Year of production: 
2010
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Subtitles language (s): 
Schedule: 
Tue, 14/06/2011 (All day)
Synopsis: 

In the local tongue, the name of Bangladesh’s Buriganga River means “higher life”. Since time immemorial, countless Bangladeshis have relied on the river as the source of their livelihood. Today, the life of the people living on its banks is threatened due to the wastetwater from many local factories and the detritus that people leave behind. Despite everything, however, there are still some who feel their fate is tied to the river : “We are here, because the river is here.”

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