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Abdul Alim

We visited a rarity in Bangladesh: an elderly care center, partly privately sponsored and mostly paid for by the families of the people that live there. There are six buildings with 20 residents, women with women and men with men. We portrayed four of their residents. This is Abdul Alim. As told by Selina Akhter, […] Continue reading →

Doña Magdalena

This is Doña Magdalena, she is 85 years old. She has been running the restaurant in front of her house. This was the place where she raised her 7 children and ran her business. This year she lost her daughter at the age of 52 and she has not recovered from that loss. Continue reading →

Mahbub Alam Chowdhury

Most people have no space and time for compassion because they are too busy with their own stakes. An old man who had a stroke in an asylum in Dhaka. The only thing that is left of him is mumbling and in panic grasps my hand with the only hand that he has. Try to sit […] Continue reading →