Gone Home

Migration for construction work is an important livelihood for many Bangladeshi men and their families. In this collection of stories from Munshiganj, we take a glimpse of what happens back home when migrants return after long years away. Their tales reflect the uneasy tensions between sacrifice and longing, as well as meanings of the ‘good life’ in our age of mobility. How has migration changed their lives? What hopes do they have for the future?

Would you like to organise a film screening and/or a research presentation based on ‘Gone Home’? Contact Kellynn Wee at kellynn.wee@nus.edu.sg.

Click through the slideshow below to view the photos, read the captions, and meet the families who live and love in Bangladesh.

Stories from Munshiganj was created by Ng Yiqin, Grace Baey and Bernice Wong.