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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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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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The Japanese Wife = JapaniBodhuj
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directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955- (Tanvir Mokammel, 2012), 1 hour 6 mins
Hariprobha Basu Mallik (1890-1972) of Dhaka married Japanese citizen Wemon Takeda and went to Japan in 1912. About her travel and experiences in Japan she wrote a book titled as 'Travel in Japan by a Bengalee Woman' (Bongo Mohilar Japan Jatra). Regarding travelogues on Japan the first book that comes into any Beng...
directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955- (Tanvir Mokammel, 2012), 1 hour 6 mins
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Teardrops of Karnaphullir = Karnaphulir Kanna
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directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955- (Tanvir Mokammel, 2005), 1 hour
Comprised of three districts of Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is situated in the south-east of Bangladesh bordering Myanmar and India with an area 5,093 square miles, mostly hills and some jungles. Twelve ethnic groups i.e. Chakma, Marma, Chak, Tanchangya, Tripura, Bom, Pankhu,...
directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955- (Tanvir Mokammel, 2005), 1 hour
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1971
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directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955- (Tanvir Mokammel, 2011), 3 hours 34 mins
In the general election of the constituent assembly of Pakistan in December 1970, secular Awami League, led by Bengalee leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, won absolute majority. But instead of handing over power to the elected Bengalee representatives, the Pakistan army on 25th March 1971, launched a brutal military cr...
directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955- (Tanvir Mokammel, 2011), 3 hours 34 mins
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The Promised Land = Swapnabhumi
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directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955- (Tanvir Mokammel, 2007), 1 hour 29 mins
This is a story of six decades, three countries and statelessness. A story about the Urdu-speaking community of Bangladesh. The terms 'Urdu-speakers,' 'Non-Bengalees' and 'Biharis' are used interchangeably to refer to Muslim people who originally emigrated from India to the newly created East Pakistan in 1947 and...
directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955- (Tanvir Mokammel, 2007), 1 hour 29 mins
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The Unknown Bird
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directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955- (Bangladesh: Privately Published), 1 hour 11 mins
Lalon Fakir's impressive oeuvre of folks songs are filled with profound lyrics and have found a close following in Bangladesh and the West Bengal of India, even a hundred years after his death. Although little is known about Lalon's personal life, this film takes an intimate look at the philosophies of Lalon thro...
directed by Tanvir Mokammel, 1955- (Bangladesh: Privately Published), 1 hour 11 mins
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