DHAKA: A Bangladeshi film was selected in three competitive sections of Village Film Festival in Milan, Italy.
The documentary film titled ‘…Ebong Shaupno Jatree’ (The Dreaming Vendors), was made on cross coastal trafficking and dilemma of Rohingya boat people from Burma and Bangladesh.
It was made by Ahmed Abid, a Bangladeshi Human Rights Activist and film maker.
The film will be screened in the opening day of the festival on 28 May 2012.
Dr. Khandakar Mursheda Farhana and Khan Saifullah Md. Shahnoor will join the screening on behalf of film maker and producing company Move Media Communications (MMC).
‘The Dreaming Vendors’ http://thedreamingvendorsfilm.com has already been screened at several film festivals, conferences, academic and cultural institutions in Asia including Film South Asia in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The film addressed the need for attention to counteract increasingly disturbing issues related to Human Rights academics, researcher’s activists and civil societies.
Ahmed Abid has worked in theatre, film and social media to increase awareness on human rights issues.
He is the Artistic Director of First Human Rights Film Festival in Thailand. He worked as a research fellow in the Academy for Educational Development-India, in terrestrial television, press in Bangladesh, and as an International Election Observer in Cambodia.
He is presently making a documentary film on freedom fighter film maker Alamgir Kabir of Bangladesh.
The detail about the festival is available at http://www.thevillagedocfestival.com/en/.
BDST: 1410 HRS, MAY 25, 2012
Rubaiat Saky, Newsroom Editor
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