Cash Back

Shot in Brick Lane in the heart of London’s East End, this feisty short reveals the extent of “remittances”. This is money sent by migrants and Diasporas to friends, families and villages in some of the world’s poorest countries. Few realise the extent to which this outstrips aid. As the film points out, they don’t wear their hearts on their sleeves or a wristband to show they care and they go on sending money when the shocking TV images have faded. This short documentary provides excellent material for discussions on immigration and development.