And That’s Why I’m Working, 14 Years Later

2012 – 58 minutes.

Fourteen years after the documentary That’s why I’m working filmmakers Maarten Schmidt & Thomas Doebele went back to the children of the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh. At the time the children were able to go to school in addition to their work. The stories of the childrenfrom the first film are interwoven with today’s reality: the hard labor in the textile industry, the problems involving arranged marriages and the heavy financial responsibility for the family. Parents keep to the traditional norms and values, while their children are beginning to have other ideas.

Credits

Subtitles
NL | EN
Themes
Culture and religion, Poverty
Content rating
AL
Suitable for
havo/vwo onderbouw
vmbo b/k - leerjaar 1 & 2
vmbo b/k - leerjaar 3 & 4
vmbo t - leerjaar 1 & 2
vmbo t - leerjaar 3 & 4
Director
Maarten Schmidt
Country
Bangladesh, Netherlands, The
Type
Documentary
Duration
58 minutes
Year
2012