Filmed over the course of several months in Bangladesh’s remote tea fields, Garden of Memories (Baganiya) follows the incredible lives of three labourers.
Padmoluv Bunarjee, in the last stages of his life, still remains nostalgic for his British Colonial masters. Young Chieftan Sojoy Yadav feels trapped by history, but continues his work in the tea fields and school drop out Chandan wants to elude this work and exploitation altogether.
Through the lives of these three individuals from different generations, Humaira Bilkis weaves an elegant tale of labourers, whose lives are still impacted by the framework of colonial rules that still govern the tea industry.
Bhojpuri, Bengali, with English subtitles.
Part of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival.
Garden of Memories (Baganiya) will be available to watch for 24 hours on the Love LIFF at Home website. You can purchase a ticket now, but the film will not be available to watch until Tuesday 22 June.
Find out more about LIFF 2021 (17 June to 4 July) here.