My Land is Burning:
Story of Jharia Coal Pickers
A hundred years ago, the town of Jharia was known for having lush jungles, tribal inhabitants, and the biggest coal reserves in Asia. Now, that land of bounty has turned into a place of infernos and coal-scavenging. Jharia and nearby villages are crumbling and being swallowed by underground coal fires that have raged for a century. The lives of 400,000 people are in danger. But coal is central to the economy of Jharia, so coal pickers still live on this smoldering, crumbling land to eke out a living. They don't want to let go of their homeland―even when it's being consumed by flames.
Kung Fu Girls
They came to the school from all over Taiwan―country girls with dreams of becoming kung fu masters. This film follows the fortunes of two of those girls, turning the spotlight on their hopes and fears and on the lady coach who guides them in their training as martial artists at a school on a desolate mountain. One of the girls is just starting out; she's confronted with the reality of the severe training. The other is about to graduate; if she's successful, she could become a kung fu star. For both girls, entering the world of kung fu is a gamble. It could be their only chance to leave the relative poverty of rural Taiwan and see the world.
Testimony of a Thread
In a globalizing world, seeking more and more cheaper labour everyday, Bangladesh became the 2nd largest provider of world clothing lead by China. In only 4 decades it became a 25 Billion US$ export industry, directly engaging 4 million workers, mostly women… and now targeting to double it by 2021 with 50 Billion US$ export! ‘Testimony of a Thread’ explores the connecting worlds of hope and despair around this industry lately marked for man-made catastrophes like Savar Building Tragedy (2013), considered as the deadliest garment-factory accident in history and deadliest accidental structural failure in modern human history.