Beyond The Border, Behind The Men

Beyond the Border, Behind the Men is a project concerned with expanding the narrative of migrant workers in Singapore.

There are approximately over 110 000 Bangladeshi workers in Singapore, most of them in the construction line.

In July 2012, Joses Kuan, Bernice Wong and me went to Bangladesh to collect the stories of our migrant worker friends. We wanted to delve deeper than what we perceived on the streets, so we headed to their homes to find out more.

Here are three of their stories:

Jahangir, lover
Saifu, son and brother
Golam, father

This film is a letter to the men and their families who opened their hearts and homes to us.

This story is brought to you by Our Better World, an initiative of the Singapore International Foundation – sharing stories to inspire good.