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CHAR... the No-Man's Island
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directed by Sourav Sarangi; produced by Sourav Sarangi (Orient Indie Films, 2012), 1 hour 26 mins
The abandoned Char, an island experiencing massive erosion due to a change in the currents of the river Ganga due to dam building, lies between Bangladesh and India. It is where a boy named Rubel and his family live, along with those who have lost their homes countless times. This meandering river Ganga changes it...
directed by Sourav Sarangi; produced by Sourav Sarangi (Orient Indie Films, 2012), 1 hour 26 mins
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The Garments Girls of Bangladesh = Bostrobalikara
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directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955-; produced by Adnan Pjevic, 1996-; performed by Adnan Pjevic, 1996- (Tanvir Mokammel, 2007), 1 hour
If you have jeans and t-shirts in your wardrobe, chances are some of them were made in Bangladesh. Indeed Bangladesh is now a major player in the global clothing trade. Starting from scratch in the early 70s it is now a multi-billion dollar business. It employs around 3 million people— 85 percent of whom are wom...
directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955-; produced by Adnan Pjevic, 1996-; performed by Adnan Pjevic, 1996- (Tanvir Mokammel, 2007), 1 hour
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Jibondhuli = The Drummer
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directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955- (Tanvir Mokammel, 2014), 1 hour 30 mins
During the liberation war of Bangladesh against Pakistan in 1971, Jibonkrishna Das, a poor lower-caste Hindu drummer, was eking out a living with his wife and two children. Being from lower-caste, Jibon was subjected to all kinds of humiliation both by his Muslim neighbours as well as by the upper caste Hindus. Du...
directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955- (Tanvir Mokammel, 2014), 1 hour 30 mins
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Meherjaan
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directed by Rubaiyat Hossain, 1981-; produced by Ashique Mostafa, fl. 2010-2017, Era Motion Pictures (Dhaka Division: Khona Talkies, 2011), 2 hours
In 1971, during Bangladesh’s war of independence, Meher falls in love with a soldier from the enemy side. When her love is discovered, she is shamed and silenced by her family and society. Today 38 years after the war, Meher has a visitor she cannot turn down. Sarah—a ‘war-child,’ Meher’s cousin Neela’...
directed by Rubaiyat Hossain, 1981-; produced by Ashique Mostafa, fl. 2010-2017, Era Motion Pictures (Dhaka Division: Khona Talkies, 2011), 2 hours
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Nodir Nam Modhumanti = The River Named Modhumoti
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directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955-; performed by Afsana Mimi, fl. 1994-2010, Raisul Islam Asad, fl. 1985-2011 and Towkier Ahmed, fl. 1994-1999 (Tanvir Mokammel, 1994), 1 hour 54 mins
A kind of deconstruction of the Hamlet-theme on the backdrop of the liberation war of Bangladesh against Pakistan in 1971. During the 1971 war of Bangladesh against Pakistan, in a remote village beside the river Modhumoti, Motaleb Mollah, a landlord and a local Muslim leader, collaborated with the Pakistan army. A...
directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955-; performed by Afsana Mimi, fl. 1994-2010, Raisul Islam Asad, fl. 1985-2011 and Towkier Ahmed, fl. 1994-1999 (Tanvir Mokammel, 1994), 1 hour 54 mins
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A Tree Without Roots
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directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955-; performed by Chandni, fl. 1998-2002, Raisul Islam Asad, fl. 1985-2011 and Towquir Ahmed, fl. 2002 (Bangladesh: Privately Published), 1 hour 49 mins
Majid, a traveling Mullah (religious leader), comes across a rural village in East Bengal. When he convinces the villagers that an old tomb within their village houses the remains of a holy man, they turn it into a shrine and he becomes their religious leader, urging them to live as devout Muslims and berating th...
directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955-; performed by Chandni, fl. 1998-2002, Raisul Islam Asad, fl. 1985-2011 and Towquir Ahmed, fl. 2002 (Bangladesh: Privately Published), 1 hour 49 mins
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লালন = Lalon
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directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955-; performed by Arko, fl. 2004, Yasmin Tamanna Tithi, fl. 1999-2004 and Raisul Islam Asad, fl. 1985-2011 (Bangladesh: Privately Published), 2 hours 7 mins
As a young man, Lalon Fakir had contracted pox while on a pilgrimage. Thinking him dead, his fellow travelers performed his funeral rites and drifted his body away on a raft. A weakened Lalon was finally washed ashore and saved by a Muslim couple. Upon returning home, he found that he was no longer accepted as...
directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955-; performed by Arko, fl. 2004, Yasmin Tamanna Tithi, fl. 1999-2004 and Raisul Islam Asad, fl. 1985-2011 (Bangladesh: Privately Published), 2 hours 7 mins
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Adam Surat: The Inner Strength
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directed by Tareque Masud, 1956-2011; produced by Audiovision (Dhaka Division: Tareque Masud Memorial Trust, 1989), 47 mins
This documentary explores the life and art of the iconic Bangladeshi painter S.M. Sultan. Known for his larger-than-life paintings of the Bangladesh peasantry, Sultan was also famous for his eccentric persona. But ultimately, it is Sultan's profound philosophy about the peasantry, their culture, and their deep att...
directed by Tareque Masud, 1956-2011; produced by Audiovision (Dhaka Division: Tareque Masud Memorial Trust, 1989), 47 mins
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The Barbershop
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directed by Catherine Masud, 1963- and Tareque Masud, 1956-2011; produced by Catherine Masud, 1963- and Tareque Masud, 1956-2011, Audiovision and Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (Dhaka Division: Tareque Masud Memorial Trust, 2009), 16 mins
Set against the backdrop of the Pakistan Army crackdown during Bangladesh’s 1971 war, this political thriller follows a student activist who takes refuge from the Pakistan army in a local barbershop. The barbershop is run by Biharis, an Urdu-speaking minority presumed to be sympathizers of the Pakistan Army duri...
directed by Catherine Masud, 1963- and Tareque Masud, 1956-2011; produced by Catherine Masud, 1963- and Tareque Masud, 1956-2011, Audiovision and Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (Dhaka Division: Tareque Masud Memorial Trust, 2009), 16 mins
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A Kind of Childhood: Growing Up in Dhaka City
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directed by Tareque Masud, 1956-2011 and Catherine Masud, 1963-; produced by Susan Bissell, fl. 1987-2017 and Trudie Styler, 1954-, TVO, Audiovision and Xingu Films (Dhaka Division: Tareque Masud Memorial Trust, 2002), 50 mins
A Kind of Childhood explores the complex theme of child labor, through the interwoven personal stories of working children in Bangladesh: their struggle to survive, to balance work and education, and to follow their dreams. At the core of the film is the story of Idris, who loses his garments factory job due to a...
directed by Tareque Masud, 1956-2011 and Catherine Masud, 1963-; produced by Susan Bissell, fl. 1987-2017 and Trudie Styler, 1954-, TVO, Audiovision and Xingu Films (Dhaka Division: Tareque Masud Memorial Trust, 2002), 50 mins
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