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Dhaka Stories – New Talent from Bangladesh

Four new documentaries from Bangladesh’s capital city

Results of the first documentary workshop in Dhaka 2010
British Council, Bangladesh Documentary Council  in collaboration with Scottish Documentary Institute.

Directors: Various   Duration: 15’    Bangladesh 2010

DVD Available now!

Waiting for Godot   4’11’’

Day Labourers in Dhaka come to terms with the effects of not getting a job.

Dir:   Md. Arifur Rahman   Cam:   Juthika Roy
Sound:  Ekramul Kabir Shohan   Prod: Md. Mahmudul Hoque

Calling Home  3’ 35’’

Abdul Aziz rides the rickshaw day in day out to afford an education for his daughter.

Dir:    Shadman Alvi   Cam:   Al-Haseeb Nomani
Sound:  Kazi Robayet Islam   Prod: SM Khaled Mahfuz

Bitter Lemon  2’47’’

Experience the point of view of a traffic policeman as he complains how the people of Dhaka have made breaking the rules a habit.

Dir:  Nazmun Nakeb   Cam:   Raffael Ahsan
Sound:  Habibur Rahman    Prod: SM Aminul Islam

My Dream   3’23

Sumon makes a decent living as a disabled beggar. He doesn’t just keep it for himself though. He has a dream.

Dir:   Md. Rezwan Ali Khan      Cam:    Srabantee Shegufta
Sound:       Omar Sharif    Prod:  Likhon Aniruddha

Executive Producers: Noémie Mendelle & Sonja Henrici, Workshop Coordinator for Bangladesh Documentary Council: Anwar Chowdhury, For British Council: Project Manager: Eeshita Azad, Project Coordinator: Nahin Idris Editors: Dibbendu Udas, Hamed Kibria, Sanjoy Podder, Mahmud Hasan Kayesh Production Coordinators: Rubayet Bin Walid, Farashat Rezoan, Shah Rayhan Afsar, Mridul Mamun

Total Running Time:  15 min

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The DVD PAL (Region 0) is now available.


World Premiere: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010

Dhaka Stories Blog by Arifur Rahman


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