by yudaica2013 ·

Workers on the ship graveyard in Bangladesh with bare hands to dismantle the iron Eaters’ cargo ships, cruise ship and oil tanker: workers in the biggest scrapping zone of the world, in Chittagong, in southern of Bangladesh. Returns the Director Shaheen dill-Riaz in the place of his childhood with his film iron Eater: incredible images, he tells us of the men from the country’s impoverished North as thousands of others are forced to risk their lives every day, to take the scrap giants of civilization apart. You drag huge steel cables through the mud to the ships, welding and hammering, where whole halves of the ship under and over them crashing together. Environmental regulations are circumvented. Relentlessly, the film exposed the fatal Alliance of local power structures with the mechanisms of the global market.

It is”the incredible proximity to the workers, which constitutes the specific look of the film, founded the new Berlin Film Festival Award” the award of the work as the best Documentary film 2008 (color, 85 min., with subtitles). “The preview dates with the Director: Monday 2.6. Stuttgart, atelier of Baden-Wurttemberg, Hohe Strasse 26 Tuesday 3.6. Heidelberg, Karlstor cinema, the Kadam 1 Thursday 5.6. Munster, cinema, goods village road 45-47 Monday 9.6. Hamburg, Abaton, Allende square 3, corner Grindelhof Tuesday 10 Bremen, Schauburg, the stone gate 114 Wednesday 11.6. Berlin-Mitte, Babylon, Rosa-Luxembourg-Strasse 30 Friday 13.6 Cologne, film, Lubecker Strasse 15 of nationwide theatrical release: June 12, 2008 iron Eater” build a future the Bangladesh organisation network supporting the self-help of the protagonists. Shipyard workers of the film now join in a Web development project. In their home villages, the workers received cows, goats or chickens, to generate income and feed their families.


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