Hazaribagh: Toxic Leather

2013 • 52 Minutes

On the outskirts of Dhaka lies a giant slum of tanneries and over 500,000 people who work in them. Every year this living hell floods the European market with cheap leather. The workers here slave away at archaic machinery in absolute squalor, turning 14 million skins into leather. Toxic products used on the leather burn their skin, cause cancer and kill most before fifty. This film delivers a devastating insight into one of the most terrible places on Earth.

WILD ANGLE PRODUCTIONS presents the documentary "HAZARIBAGH: TOXIC LEATHER" directed by ELISE DARBLAY and ERIC DE LAVARENE written by VERONIQUE MAUDUY produced by ELISE DARBLAY and VERONIQUE MAUDUY edited by VERONIQUE MAUDUY and MARIE-PIERRE CAMUS narrated by LISA CORDEROY appearances by GONZALES QUIJANO, SEYDA RIZWANAHASAN, DOCTOR AHMED BELAL, ABDUL KALAM AZAD, DOCTOR ASMA AKHTER, MOHAMMED YOUNOUSS, PHILIP GAIN, MOHAMMED MUNIR CHOWDHURY, DOCTOR ABDUL MATIN and SHAH SYED KAMAL