Migrant Workers from India, Pakistan Bound by Common Labor Concerns
In a cramped house in a busy street in Deira Dubai, Hindu migrant workers from Gujarat and Muslim migrant workers from Pakistan live and work together. They celebrate the holy month of Ramadan as Pakistani Muslims distribute sweets and fruits to their Hindu co-workers. They cook and eat together. They chant the Gita and the Quran side by side.
Thoughts of nationhood and religion take a back seat as these migrant workers, far from home, are bound by common and more pressing issues of poverty, unemployment and exploitation.
(Originally aired in the People TV, India.)