Dhaka Street Life – Bangladesh

These are some scenes shot during a documentary filming trip on the streets of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. A fantastic mix of colour, noise and vibrance. Except for a small border with Myanmar, Bangladesh is surrounded by India on 3 sides and faces the cyclone storms from the Bay of Bengal on the other. Bangladesh has a population of over 140m people living in a land of approximately the same size as New York state and during the monsoon this land can shrink up to 60% during the floods. These floods cause devastation to crops and the rural economy, forcing rural families to move in to the cities to look for work. Dhaka is one of the worlds mega cities with a population of over 16m.