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BANGLADESH:THE BROTHEL-VILLAGE OF DAULATDIA - 25-02-2017

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Daulatdia, 100 km from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is a brothel-district where around 1500 women live and work as prostitutes.

There is a constant traffic of men passing through this ramshackle complex of alleys and cubicles. Many of the prostitutes have always lived here - put out to work between the ages of 10 and 13 by mothers who were themselves prostitutes. Others were abducted from their villages and sold into prostitution by their families to pay off debts. The women are caught in a trap where they have to keep working to pay their debts to the pimps who exploit them. And to increase their appeal to customers, they risk their lives by taking Oradexon, a steroid used to fatten cattle, to make their figures more voluptuous.
Bangladesh is one of the rare Muslim countries where prostitution is tolerated. Almost 3500 customers flock daily to Daulatdia, handily located close to a busy highway between India and Dhaka. There are about 20 of these gigantic brothels in Bangladesh, but this one is the biggest in the area - perhaps even in the world.
 

Director(s) : MESMIN (DOMINIQUE)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, CAUSETTE PROD

Production Year : 2017
Language(s) : German, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.