Fallen Stars is about everyday life of those children who work away from their home and family. They travel from different parts of Bangladesh to Chittagong for work to survive. The author has dedicated 5 years of his life shooting this issue in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
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Popy (8 years old) collects garbage with her stepmother at a dump yard. She likes to play with her doll, she even brings it to the dump yard to play with it. Anandabazar dump yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Shafik (11 years old) works above the pile of burning bricks at the brickfield. The work is extremely dangerous and harmful for children. Bakkar brickfield in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Shafik and other children pushing a truck overloaded with bricks at the brickfield. Bakkar brickfield in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
These child labors of aluminum factory still dream about bright future ahead. Aluminum factory in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Daily life at Anandabazar dump yard, in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
The substances produced at the aluminum factory are harmful for workers as they are completely exposed without any protecting gear. Shakil (12 years old) covered in all those aluminum substances at the factory. Aluminum Factory in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Poli (6 years old) works at a residential house in Chittagong, Bangladesh. When she hears a loud sound of a famous Bengali movie song which comes from outside, she can’t control herself but enjoy it. With no fear of her master, the child’s mind plunges into dancing.
At the brickfield, workers can only afford unhealthy and very cheap rice and vegetable for lunch. Bakkar brickfield in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Shafik was beaten by his master at the brickfield for he was accused of playing at working hour. Bakkar brickfield in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Girl gets injured from an explosion while collecting garbage. Anandabazar dump yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Shakil falls asleep on his tools after hard work at the aluminum factory. Aluminum Factory in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Mohammad Rafi (9 years old) is a tokai, a street child. He searches for any salable waste like scrap metal, and earns 2 to 3 dollars per day for it. His parents do the same job. Chittagong, Bangladesh.