Chalan Beel is one of the poorest and most remote regions in Bangladesh, with no mains electricity, scarce cropland, often severe flooding and few accessible roads. Local NGO Shidhulai Shawnirvar Shangstha has set up community resources on boats, so that life can continue when the flooding hits hardest.

This multimedia presentation uses the photography of GMB Akash, and interviews with those involved, to explore these floating libraries, hospitals and schools.

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