“The Desert Eats Us” film screening w/ Kesang Tseten

March 19, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The New School
66 W. 12th St.
4th Fl.
Room 404
Free and Open to Public
India China Institute
Wednesday, March 19th 5-6:30pm
A Screening of “The Desert Eats Us”
(New Location) 66 W. 12th St., 4th Fl., Room 404
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.

  – Adriana Young, ICI Fellow
  – Luna Ranjit, Executive Director of Adhikaar

Sponsored by the India China Institute (ICI) at The New School, Adhikaar, and the Zolberg Center on Global Migration (formerly the International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship).

This event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required by emailing your name and confirmation of attendance to indiachina@newschool.edu


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