Once Upon A River: Bangladesh’s Delta Disaste

Bangladesh is battling to stay above water.
By 2050, one in every seven people in the country will be displaced by climate-related factors. We go on a journey across the south Asian nation to understand why three-quarters of the country is inundated by its rivers bursting their banks every year. On this journey, we investigate how floods threaten the country’s food security, how soil erosion is leaving thousands homeless, and meet climate refugees migrating from their homes to survive.
Along the way, we meet communities adapting to climate change by growing food on the water in an effort to counter rising sea levels as the rising sea level threatens to overtake 11% of the country’s land within the next 30 years.
We visit the frontlines of the country’s battle against climate change to meet activists raising awareness against man-made changes to the country’s water resources which may leave a devastating impact on its economy.

Directors: Shehzad Hameed Ahmad
Writer: Shehzad Hameed Ahmad
Producers: Shehzad Hameed Ahmad


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