Austrian documentary shows life of Bangladeshi textile workers (video)

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handsA new documentary, The Hands that sew your Shirt by Austrian filmmaker Thomas Haunschmid and funded by the Austrian chapter of CARE, a global humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, has prompted new discussions in the West on poor labour conditions of Bangladeshi garment workers and what Western consumers could and should do about it.

The 48-minute documentary shows the life of Sabina, who lives in the slums of Dhaka and works as a sewer since she was 13. She puts together clothes and textiles for 10 to 12 hours a day for a salary of about $45 a month which are later on sold in Western fashion clothing stores.

The movie has been staged in Austria and will be shown in other countries as per announcement on CARE Austria’s Facebook page.

 

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A new documentary, The Hands that sew your Shirt by Austrian filmmaker Thomas Haunschmid and funded by the Austrian chapter of CARE, a global humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, has prompted new discussions in the West on poor labour conditions of Bangladeshi garment workers and what Western consumers could and should do about it.

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handsA new documentary, The Hands that sew your Shirt by Austrian filmmaker Thomas Haunschmid and funded by the Austrian chapter of CARE, a global humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, has prompted new discussions in the West on poor labour conditions of Bangladeshi garment workers and what Western consumers could and should do about it.

The 48-minute documentary shows the life of Sabina, who lives in the slums of Dhaka and works as a sewer since she was 13. She puts together clothes and textiles for 10 to 12 hours a day for a salary of about $45 a month which are later on sold in Western fashion clothing stores.

The movie has been staged in Austria and will be shown in other countries as per announcement on CARE Austria’s Facebook page.

 

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