WHERE HAVE ALL THE SMILES GONE
Best Short Documentary
Thousands of people are leaving their homes in Nepal each year to pursue their dreams and happiness abroad. Hoping for a better life and economic prosperity, Nepali workers move to
foreign countries to earn money and help their families. However, in the destination countries they are often mistreated and deprived of their human rights. And while the immigration wave is increasing each year and Nepali economy heavily depends on remittance, the immigrants are often, instead with greater economic prosperity, coming back to Nepal in very bad health or dead in coffins due to the bad working conditions.
Pursuit of better life often ends tragically for entire families.
Should they continue their pursuit or stay home? Should people
continue living in bad conditions in their own countries or die as slaves abroad?