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Iron Crows – A Documentary on Bangladesh
July 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pmFree
Iron Crows – A Documentary on Bangladesh Ship-breaking industry.
The world center for ship-breaking is located in the port city of Chittagong in Bangladesh, is home to the ship-breaking industry. Here huge megaton behemoths that once sailed the seas are sent to be broken apart by men and boys, some as young as 12, often wearing flip flops, who earn $2 a day, from which they send money home to their families. They wrestle with thousands of tons of iron and asbestos, wielding blow-torches, hammers and crowbars. Here half of the world’s retired vessels are dismantled by thousands of people who risk their lives to eke out the barest living. Remarkably beautiful cinematography affords indelible insights into how some of the most exploited people on earth retain their courage, decency and fortitude.
The New York Times writes: “an unsettling hybrid of art and witness… the vivid record of a complex reality. The way it turns blunt, material facts into sublime images is both astonishing and troubling.”
‘Bangladeafy is a truly unique band in every way possible. The Brooklyn-based two piece is comprised of bassist Jonny Germ, who happens to have sensorineural hearing loss, and drummer Atif Haq, who is a Bangladesh native – hence the name Bangladeafy. Together they create some really twisted compositions with just the use of bass and drums!’
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106
IDFA 2009 WINNER of the Best Mid-Length Documentary.
NOTE: You may want to bring a low-chair, cushion, quilt to seat on! Screening will start after the dark.
The event is free. This is part of Socrates Sculpture Park summer events.