Daughter of A Lesser God (11 min) and Rise of the Oppressed (17 min-Pakistan): Two powerful shorts from an amazing young Pakistani director, about young women workers and textile workers organizing to fight back against brutal working conditions and slave labor wages in the textile and fashion accessory industry.
NY Premier Mass E Bhat (82 min) - tells the story of one young man’s struggle to grow up and achieve his goals in modern Bangladesh. As we follow the 20 year old Nasir, now a social worker in the slums, he reflects on his life, from childhood in a rural village and his families migration to the city, through his early years working in the rubbish dumps and sweatshops and finally how he has achieved his dream of an education and respect within his community. As Nasir recounts his life, we meet a series of children, parents and employers, who mirror his past but are all real in the country's present. Mass E Bhat's original score has been composed by John Pandit, Louis Beckett and Rowan Perkins.