"A true story, a tale of violence, Human Trafficking, social stigma."
"A Life In Chains" is a feature-length documentary on human trafficking and prostitution in Bangladesh. The movie focuses on victims stories, their struggle to survive and their relationship with Bangladesh society. The film also pictures the situation of women in a male-dominated society.
During a visit to the Kandapara Brothel, one of the most dangerous Red Light Areas of Bangladesh, photographer and filmmaker Manuel Marano had the opportunity to interview several Sex Workers: women and girls were reporting stories of violence, abuse, human trafficking and exploitation.
He decided, in collaboration with Moniruzzaman Mukul (project coordinator of Social and Economic Enhancement Program, Dhaka Bangladesh) to give them a voice through a video documentary. Co-Director and Co-Producer Federica Vairani joined the Team.
Focusing on the Red Light Area situation, they have covered Sex Worker's struggle to survive and analyzed criminal activities related to the Brothel Businesses, from Human Trafficking to prostitution. Supported by Faysal Alam (Senior Reporter at Jamuna TV, Bangladesh) they have extended their documentary work on Human Trafficking between Bangladesh and India.