Women Of The Wetlands



The Sundarbans is home to a sprawling, biodiverse wetland. Tropical cyclones frequently hit the area. In the aftermath of such disasters, opportunistic criminals prey on the families and women in these devastated communities. Some of these girls are kidnapped and sold to brothels. The lucky few who manage to escape or are rescued, return home only to confront the social stigma attached to their traumatic experience. Cast aside by their communities many struggle to overcome their predicament.

An emotionally charged and thought-provoking documentary that delves into the harrowing journey of young women from rural communities in the Sundarbans, West Bengal whose lives are profoundly shaped by the consequences of climate change. This is a story about how climate change has impacted the women of the Sundarbans and how they are fighting back.

Episodes:2 x 60 minutes

Languages: English

Production year: 2024