tv [untitled] December 28, 2011 12:31pm-1:01pm EST
would do most workers come from the north the poorest part of bangladesh up to that . they got that they all yearn to come here that they consider this place to be like somewhere abroad to be given that. you understand chittagong is like a foreign country to these people. they come here to work a ship breaking yards to make money. the first impression of the workers here is that they are innocent. gets caught a ruffian confirmed that impression. and there was another one twenty one year old. he is quiet and has an innocent smile. i've been working here for nine i know ten years i was twelve when i first came here. nobody wanted to hire me them. i brought my younger brother too.
he had just finished fifth grade. now actually fourth grade he could barely write his name. this twenty thousand ton cargo ship arrived here two months ago. today's task is dismounting the engine without damaging it. the four point seven ton engine of this ship will be sold for ten thousand dollars . we're always in danger eight hours' work means eight hours of danger. only recently we started wearing helmets used to wear just
a ship that just finished an exhausting last trip arrives in chittagong. once it arrives the distant any of the ship is set. more than half of the world's retired vessels dismantled. p.h.p. is the oldest among the more than thirty ship breaking yards and should have gone. an authorized entry is strictly prohibited.
a ship arrives we have more work today better and make more money. it's hard work but we are happy because we should feed ourselves. all of the right i'm not saying. that. the tanker had been crossing the oceans for the past thirty two years now it will have its funeral. with. all the money on. this ship should be pulled as close as possible to the shore tonight during high tide otherwise the company will lose lots of money.
i'm. not going to wait a minute. i'm. going to. alice saved you i want you near scared me to death. but. i didn't really saved you i know you could have died if you were crushed down there. but if you are a young. boy you're going to go to hell you've got to be strong your hardest still pounding. a little bit who do want to. come up with. her going to.
a random event shaped the destinies of both. i'll tell you i'll tell you a story. there's a huge cycle in the sixty's one morning after the cycle. was stranded on the shore. it was washed down there on a thousands of people came to take a look at it and they wondered could there be a ghost or devil in there. they decided to dismantle and recycle it. they started to strip the ship with tools this is how we started breaking ships in bangladesh. now about twenty thousand people work at over twenty sites. the ships that came here came to many people from starving. ships. that's why i love the sea.
place a migrant on our bodies and it will stay there do you know why. there are iron flakes in our bodies we work with iron every day we are iron eaters. our bodies have become pieces of iron themselves. in order to survive in such a harsh environment one must be strong. here the crows build nests out of fragments of on while. the workers here call those tough birds real hard cock in english on crows. this boy's eyes are full of those little boys work here too and i am sure
they work to feed their hungry stomachs. and this is. this is scheifele. this is the youngest we've called him the smallest this is pothole this is beyond dolly everyone works here for their hungry stomachs. i mean the children are starving and crying compared to do with that children are born with nothing to eat . what kind of parent really do nothing so many crazy things happen almost some hiring themselves or others leave home poverty drives them into despair it's all because of famine the. older you. were twelve. i wolde i'm twelve. i must work no matter how difficult it is you know why when there is nothing to eat
at home. i'm going to the yeah yeah why are you taking this this is mine. i don't know how. you can go and get one. that outlet where you're taking mine about back now. what is the most important thing for human life. therefore the law that bans child labor doesn't make sense here. and the fact that asbestosis fatal for humans is not even an issue.
who lets these boys work here they need to eat they're not old enough to work don't you see them working boys are not allowed to work. when there's nothing to eat a tiger will eat grass. you think they like to work they come here because they have nothing to eat a. criminal stopped working i told you clearly i don't want to get into trouble with the boss if you keep doing it you'll be fired first and never work here again . listen they are per boys at the make some money to buy a ticket to go home. send them home now you will have to leave otherwise. and what am i supposed to do.
the way we get. sometimes you need to strip both the filth me and the guy i did yesterday. look it's clean now. i looks cool. did you pay for your shirt. the dollar twenty. and he wants a dollar twenty one wanted i don't want to talk about it i'm hungry why i said you look cool. on their young boys let's go eat. and he did what was it was the menu for the night. cauliflower potato and eggs.
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