my cultural divide

documentary feature
dir. faisal lutchmedial / cinematography. tara ernst

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Starting from the opening scene My Cultural Divide questions the logic of the hardcore political activist, and wonders aloud whether ethical consuming actually does anything good for the workers behind the machines. Because of family connections director Faisal Lutchmedial makes his way into some of the worst factories in Bangladesh, and talks frankly with the workers inside about their jobs and living conditions.

Accompanied by his ailing mother, Lutchmedial takes us on a personal journey to bridge the gap between his heritage in Bangladesh and his life in Canada. He connects his politics with his humanity, and weaves together a story that is both thought provoking and touching. (F.L.)

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