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Film: Sramik Awaaz (Worker Voices)

April 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On the fourth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building on April 24, 2013, join us for a discussion on Sramik Awaaz, or “Worker Voices“, a film produced by Law@theMarginsPlease RSVP.

With over 1,100 casualties, the easily preventable disaster was the worst single incident in terms of death toll in the history of the garment industry. However, it is far from the only such instance in the global apparel industry, in which multinational manufacturers and retailers “race to the bottom”, seeking contractors with the lowest costs and quickest turnaround, leading to the lowest wages, worst access to worker rights, and most dangerous factory conditions.

Crowdfunded, Sramik Awaaz, subtitled in English, is the first film to fully explore the lives, work, and organizing efforts of Bangladesh’s garment workers. Through interviews carried out in 2014 and 2015, and filming through 2016, the film chronicles the barriers faced by the mostly female workers at home, at work, and in life. These interviews reflect some clear policy prescriptives for improving the rights of workers not only in Bangladesh, but the issues raised echoes in workforces around the world even among low wage workers in US and Europe.

Join the conversation on April 24th using hashtags #workersvoices and #lawatmargins. Please RSVP.

Co-sponsors: Institute for Policy Studies, South Asia Labor WatchLaw@theMargins, and International Labor Rights Forum. This event is part of Law@theMargins contemporaneous screenings of the film with other screenings in New York and other cities. If your organization is interested in hosting a screening of Sramik Awaaz: Workers Voices contact


April 24, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Netfa Freeman, IPS


Institute for Policy Studies
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