Film Screening: Bad Weather
Part of the 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival
This program is co-presented by Margaret Mead Film Festival and Asia Society at People Center, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY
Dir. Giovanni Giommi. Bangladesh, England, Germany. 2011. 82 min.
Filmmaker in attendance | U.S. premiere
Banishanta Island, a tiny sliver of land 100 meters long and 10 meters wide in the Bay of Bengal, south Bangladesh, is notable for two reasons: it is on the front line of climate change, and its population is made up primarily of a community of sex workers. With the rising river, soil erosion, and frequent cyclones gradually destroying what is left of the island, Razia, Khadija, and Shefali, three of the last 65 women left living there, are in a battle for their homes, the future of their families, and even their quest for true love.
Asia Society member 20% discount available. Call American Museum of Natural History box office at 212-769-5200 to receive discount.
Watch a trailer:
People Center, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY