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The documentary "Deadliest Roads" examines the dangers faced by people who use the roads in Bangladesh. The roads are poorly maintained and often overcrowded, which leads to many accidents. The documentary follows the stories of several people who have been killed on the roads in Bangladesh, and highlights the dangers faced by those who use them.

  • 00:00:00 The narrator of this video spends every day of the week riding his rickshaw in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and describes the different hazards faced while on the streets, including traffic jams and crossing streets. Despite these dangers, the narrator reports that he cannot complain because he earns just three euros a day. Every year, Dhaka hosts the largest Muslim pilgrimage in the world, Ichima, which causes a surge in traffic on the city's streets. The narrator warns that the greatest risk comes when people ride under bridges, as the country is one of the poorest in the world and one of the poorest regions in terms of infrastructure.
  • 00:05:00 This YouTube video documents the journey of a group of pilgrims on a train to Ichima, a pilgrimage in Bangladesh. The group is forced to stand for the entire journey, and many are very poor and have saved each penny for months to be able to make the trip. The train arrives on time, but one man loses his underwear in the process.
  • 00:10:00 This documentary follows a journey from Bangladesh to the holy city of Mecca. The journey is fraught with difficulties, from the uncomfortable trains to the dangerous roads. But despite these challenges, the thousands of pilgrims make the journey each year.
  • 00:15:00 Bangladeshi roads are treacherous and dangerous, with many fatal accidents. Rickshaw drivers, who typically work long hours for little pay, are especially at risk. Despite the dangers, many rickshaw drivers continue to risk their lives every day. One rickshaw driver, Kokon, has been working the streets for over 40 years and has seen many accidents and deaths. He enjoys free garage space in exchange for guarding the rickshaw garage.
  • 00:20:00 In Bangladesh, there are millions of people who do not have a roof over their heads, and those who earn enough can afford a home for their families, but others must make do with shanty towns. This small band of thieves has become skilled at stealing vegetables from the market, and three and a half million people are crammed into Dhaka's numerous shantytowns. One man, Kokon, has no hope of marrying off his daughter, and his only hope of escaping his miserable existence is to find a way to earn gold to provide a dowry. To do this, he and his team of goldsmiths must dive down into the city's sewers to collect gold dust from the waste waters from the workshops. The process of emptying the water of the workshops takes all night, and the smell does not bother Kokon anymore because he has become accustomed to it. The gold has to be earned and to find it means diving down into the city's sewers.
  • 00:25:00 This video discusses the dangerous conditions faced by people working in the gold mines of Bangladesh. Over the past few years, due to the decreased demand for gold jewelry, the number of miners has decreased, and the mines are now only frequented by a few people. The mines are still dangerous, but the workers now use a train to travel to and from the mines. Despite the risks, the miners continue to risk their lives in order to find gold.
  • 00:30:00 This video examines the dangers faced by workers in Bangladesh who extract gold from the sewers. The workers are exposed to dangerous fumes and acids, and many eventually develop health problems. The video also discusses the dangers of the "goal cycle," in which workers are constantly pressured to increase their production.
  • 00:35:00 This video follows a family of Bangladeshis who travel to Dakar, Senegal, every year to visit the holy city of Mecca. In order to afford the trip, they often have to sell goods they make at home, which can be very difficult given the high demand and competition from other vendors. If their husband had had a better education, they would be able to support themselves instead of relying on selling goods.
  • 00:40:00 This video documents the struggles of a fisherman in Bangladesh who uses otters to fish. Overpopulation and pollution are the main causes of the decrease in fish population, and the fisherman is fighting to save his tradition and way of life.
  • 00:45:00 Bangladesh is a poor country with a high poverty rate, and its fishermen are struggling to make a living. They catch fish using nets and often have to buy food for their otters. The fishermen are often the last in their families to learn how to fish, and their children may not want to follow in their footsteps. The documentary follows a group of fishermen as they journey to a holy Islamic site in order to pray and meditate for three days.
  • 00:50:00 The roads in Bangladesh are some of the deadliest in the world. The documentary follows the lives of several people who have been killed on the roads in the past.

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