A Moslem silk-weaving community deals with forces destroying their ancient city. The lives of the women and children within this enclosed world are changing utterly. Tana Bana is a day in the life of Varanasi, the fabulous and decrepit Ganges city where Hindu pilgrims bathe at dawn and where cremation fires burn long into dark. Following families living with economic hardship and the rise of fundamentalism, we explore how the Moslem community engages with the changing roles of women. The film questions prevailing Western attitudes to the Moslem world, while subtly challenging our own attitudes to men’s and women’s relationships.