Climate Change Reality in Bangladesh, testimony of victims as witness
Duration: 7:05 min
This documentary portrays the testimonies and climate hearings of victims collected from the spots of aggrieved southern districts of Bangladesh. To make this documentary, we have visited Khulna, Jessore, Shoronkhula, Cox’s Bazar, Kutubdia and recorded the grassroots voices that expressed the reality of climate change and suffering of local people.
‘Shahjahan Siraj’ and his team have talked to many climate victims in many places. The voices used in this documentary has been sorted from huge collection considering the important parameters and effects like flood, storms, salinity, sea level rising, erosion etc. The motivation to make this documentary is to discover true grassroots reality along with discovering natural and environmental changes. However it visualizes climate change impacts in life and livelihood that changing the life struggle dimension and human suffering, particularly the life of rural poor.
We surprised; parallel to one group of international community, the most of local policy makers try to explain the “poverty for climate change” as “economical poverty”, but it is not true. They do not care for and do not want to understand grassroots shocking reality and sufferings. Our observations, the grassroots poor gravely are becoming poorer, marginalized are becoming more marginalized. However, grassroots victims do not know why has the climate been abruptly changing, why has suffering been coming! Why frequently flood and storms are attacking them. Most of victims consider, it is a curse of nature, cruse of God! They do not have objection! The innocent victims do not have resentment!
However, Bangladesh has been identified one of the most vulnerable climate change victim country throughout the world. The main objective of the documentary is to present the Bangladeshi reality in the global stage that international community can understand the grassroots reality, however, we can take effective initiative and decision for effective policy making and implementation to save the climate victims as well as our lovely planet.