Among the world’s poorest countries, Bangladesh is also rapidly developing. Across the country, 7.9 million children work every day to support themselves and their families, forced to grow up at an incredibly early age. Mass E Bhat is a portrait of a developing nation through the eyes of its children. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Hannan Majid and Richard York.
By Anna Reitman The Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch joined The Guardian’s Liz Ford on Tuesday 13 May to discuss the highs and lows of the challenges faced in improving the lives of women and girls around the world. The event took place as the world’s attention focuses on Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls and subsequent failure to […]
By George Symonds “The evening breeze blows towards the bride as she takes her leave on her wedding day.” (“New Bride, New Night” by Salma) On Thursday 26 September, the Frontline Club and DocHouse screened the evocative documentary Salma. Hosted at Rich Mix, the film was the latest in the Between the Lines Follow-Up series. […]
This is an external event taking place at Rich Mix. Growing up in South India, Salma spent most of her childhood under house arrest. She poured out her anguish writing poetry which she sneaked out of the house. Against the odds she became one of the best known Tamil poets and her newfound fame helped her start on the path to freedom. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kim Longinotto’s long-term editor Ollie Huddleston.
The financial crisis touches us all in different ways. Job losses, mounting personal debts and cancelled holidays are all part of the reality for the year ahead. For Argentina’s poor, the reality is even starker. Kids busking at red lights or juggling on the metro is common enough. People going through the rubbish (known as […]