Screening of “The Desert Eats Us”
Presented by Kesang Tseten
Award-winning filmmaker and writer from Nepal
The earnings of Nepali labour sustain one out of every three households of Nepal’s 28 million; remittances prop up the country, but at a high cost.
The film provides a rare glimpse of the migrant workers’ experience in Qatar, site of the 2022 World Cup, where Nepalis outnumber natives several times over. While poverty compels them to go, it doesn’t justify their treatment.
The struggle to endure long working hours, the stultifying heat, the burden of loans and high expectations back home is the lot of the migrant, confronted by overwhelming upheaval and fractures.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5-6:30PM
WHERE: Dorothy Hirshon Suite | 55 W. 13th St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY
Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited – please RSVP.
View the trailer here.