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‘Kohinoor’ depicts the story of a sanitation worker

‘Kohinoor’ depicts the story of a sanitation worker

WaterAid with the support of Who Gives A Crap, a recognised toilet paper brand in Australia, has launched a film titled ‘Kohinoor’ on the story of a sanitation worker, aimed at showcasing health hazards and challenges faced by women waste workers in day to day lives, said a press release.

Zakia Bari Mamo has acted in the lead role in ‘Kohinoor’. In the film, she portrays the character by overcoming barriers and moving forward on the path of fulfilling the dream of a sanitation worker through strong will.  

Filmed in the capital’s Matuail Sanitary Landfill, it shares experiences through compelling cinematography on the lack of facilities for marginalised communities like sanitation and waste workers.

The purpose of the film is to raise mass awareness for citizens of Bangladesh and create social awareness towards respecting the profession of waste and sanitation workers. Mamo as ‘Kohinoor’ depicts the story of a waste worker who is a single mother, faces upheavals in life while trying to make a better future for her daughter.

The film has been directed by Kamrul Hasan and ideated by WaterAid team. The 40-minute feature film has already attracted attention on social media for Mamo’s acting and the key messages the film is delivering to all.

The film focused on different pertinent issues related to the life of a woman in most vulnerable set up and social taboos that need collective action.

‘Kohinoor’ is available on the YouTube channel of WaterAid Bangladesh.