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Chittagong Hill Tracts, situated in the south-east of Bangladesh and bordering Myanmar and India, has become a by-word for ethnic and environmental conflict and struggles for identity and citizenship.
Through the words of the inhabitants of the hill tracts, both "hill people" and recently arrived bengalis, Teardrops of Karnaphuli tells the devastating story of dam construction in the area, the displacement of people and the resulting impoverishment and suffering of local inhabitants. The hill people lament this period and have termed it the "Great Exodus." About 100,000 people were evicted from their land during 1959-1962 when Kaptai Lake was created.
The film also describes how the Bangladeshi government started settling people from the late 70s from outside the region, and how this laid the basis for protracted instability and human rights violations.