Tag: labor

  • Changing their destiny

    Letter from Bangladesh Intro to film: In Search of the Shade of the Banyan Tree ? Shahidul Alam/DrikAV They all have numbers. Jeans tucked into their high-ankled sneakers. They strut through the airport lounge, moving en masse. We work our way up the corridors leading to the airplane, but many stop just before boarding. The…

  • Thank You Mr. Harkin, Sir!

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews When US Senator Tom Harkin proposed a boycott of the products of child labour, Western campaigners applauded. But there were unforeseen consequences for the children of Bangladesh, as Shahidul Alam reports. No. No photographs. Saleha is scared. Many a time she has hidden under tables, been locked up in the toilet, or…