My Cultural Divide
(Directed by Faisal Lutchmedial, Canada, 75 minutes, 2006)
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 job and living conditions.
Accompanied by his ailing mother, Lutchmedial takes us on a very 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.
The film is now available through Caribbean Tales Distributing: http://www.caribbeantales-tv.com/pay-per-view/my-cultural-divide/