Guo Bing Long’s family was left in a terrible position.
They owed money to the snakeheads for Guo Bing Long’s transport to England.
This was true for many of the Morecambe Bay workers’ families.
Mr. Lin Guo Guang also died owing money.
He did not leave any money for his family.
He could not.
The gangmasters had not paid him for weeks.
When he died they owed him 2,000 dollars.
Before he died he wrote to his wife: “This is hell on earth.
We are treated like animals here.”
He told his sons: “You must study well at school and do well, and never end up working here like me!”
The gangmasters were not the only people to blame for the tragic event at Morecambe Bay.
Some western employers were to blame too.
They wanted low-priced labour.
They did not question how the workers were treated.
They closed their eyes to the problems.
The events at Morecambe Bay shocked the world.
Some people in the British government tried to make the situation better for workers in the future.
They passed a law in 2004 called The Gangmasters Licensing Act.
This law was supposed to protect workers.
But some people believe it is a weak law.
They say the government must improve the laws more.
If not the tragic events at Morecambe Bay could happen again.
Nick Broomfield hopes his film ‘Ghosts’ will improve the situation.
He hopes it will make British citizens want to help.
They can try to get better laws passed to protect undocumented workers.
They can also give money to help the victims’ families.
There is even a website called the Morecambe Victims Fund.
It helps the families pay their debts.
This will not bring back the Morecambe Bay victims.
But their dream can come true.
Their families will have the chance for a better future.