The rhythmic flow of the inhabitants leaving and returning to and from the “illegal settlement”, Karail, through a small gravel pathway that appears on the body of water which divides the two worlds, is a sign that nothing remains isolated; that these two worlds, Karail and the rest of Dhaka seep into one another, into every aspects of “the other’s” everyday life. The merchandise moves into and out of these two spaces. The labor force which builds and serves those living in the “legal” parts Dhaka comes from these settlements. While the flow is constant through the day it escalates during sunrise and sunset. What is captured here in this video is simply the permeability of Karail.
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