Meet Rubel, a fourteen year old boy smuggling rice from India to Bangladesh. He has to cross the river Ganga acting as the international border. The same river eroded his home in mainland India when he was just four. Years later a fragile island called Char was formed within the large river. Rubel, with his family and many homeless people decided to settle in this barren field controlled by the border police. He dreams of going to his old school in India but reality forces him to smuggle stuff to Bangladesh. After a scorching summer dark monsoon clouds roll on and the river swells up again. Char may disappear but we won't, smiles the boy.
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