Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Brickmaking In Afghanistan

     Saw this 3:16 minute video in the New York Times this morning and it presents a disturbing picture of slavery through indebtedness. But it also shows brickmaking in another part of the world. I particularly was interested in the form they used as well as how they handled the mud.

     There are two messages here for me. Stay out of debt, and build, or remodel, your own house using the material used most often around the world- earth.

     The video is: The Brickmakers of Afghanistan. Or you can see the article: In Afhgan Kilns, a Cycle of Debt and Servitude which includes a link to the video.