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Matir Projar Deshey screened at Goethe-Institut Bangladesh

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
he screening of Matir Projar Deshey/ Kingdom of Clay Subjects, directed by Bijon followed by a lively Q&A discussion session held at Goethe-Institut Bangladesh auditorium in the capital’s Dhanmondi area recently.
Welcoming director Bijon and the attending audience, Dr Kirsten Hackenbroch, Director, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, said, “In this year’s Berlinale programmes, four film professionals from Bangladesh participated - a great achievement. What is crucial now is to share these experiences in the community, in order to encourage young independent filmmakers to start their own journeys. Each new independent film from Bangladesh will add to a more nuanced and diverse image of the country and its society.”
Director Bijon quoted, “I feel, in this long journey, the moments of failure showed us the path to move forward. The disappointments of rejections are temporal but the lesson learned from those experiences stays with you every step of the way.”
Back from Berlin with some fresh and exciting experiences of participating at this year's Berlinale co-production market, along with the Producer Arifur Rahman, Bijon shared his unique experiences with the local filmmakers, enthusiast after the screening of Matir Projar Deshey with the veteran film buff Dr Zakir Hossain Raju, who moderated the evening's interactive Q&A session.
Director Bijon just participated with producer Arifur Rahman at this year’s Berlinale co-production market with their next feature project Paradise, the first such venture from Bangladesh to be in this eminent platform. This was indeed, a great chance for the filmmakers, enthusiast from Bangladesh to hear all the precious experience of Berlinale Co-Production Market.
Bijon is an award-winning writer, director, producer of fiction and documentary. After the international success of his written, directed feature Kingdom of Clay Subjects and produced feature Live from Dhaka, his current project Paradise has been an official selection at Berlinale's co-production market.
Synopsis of film Matir Projar Deshey:
Set in rural Bangladesh, 10-year-old Jamal is robbed of his innocence when his childhood friend and everyday playmate is forced to become a child bride. With new insight about social norms, Jamal begins to notice his surroundings and realises his need for a social identity. His search puts his mother into risk, as she has a past she is forced to hide. Faced with the dilemma of losing his mother, Jamal stands up to social oppression to find that all is not lost.
 


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