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Part One – Documentary Maker Fergal McCarthy travels to Kolkata, India to visit a Misean Cara funded education project, run by the Loreto Sisters, for children living and working on brickfield sites on the outskirts of Kolkata city and throughout the state of West Bengal. Brickfields are locations in India where bricks are made by hand, for the local construction industry. This industry depends on the cheap labour of migrant families and their children, coming from some of the poorest districts of the neighbouring states of Bihar and Jharkhand. The Loreto Sisters support schools on 40 brickfield sites, reaching approximately 2,000 children and employing 80 part-time teachers. Click here to read more.