Crowdfunded and subtitled in English, Sramik Awaaz: Workers Voices 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, centering the voices of garment workers, reflect some clear policy prescriptives for improving the rights of workers not only in Bangladesh, but in workforces around the world including low wage workers in US and Europe.
Mohammad Romel is a local film-maker and this is his first feature length documentary. He is the founder of a media space called Banan. http://www.banan.space/
Chaumtoli Huq is the producer of the film, and is by profession a lawyer. This documentary is based on her research and work on the labor movement in Bangladesh. She is founder of an innovative law and media organization called Law@theMargins (www.lawatthemargins.com).