Ekushey: Between language and culture

Ekushey is Bangladeshi culture

Bangladeshis, home and abroad, celebrate Ekushey February to remember Bangla Language Movement and to honor those who sacrificed their lives to preserve Bangla as their mother language in February 21st of 1952. Bangladeshis feel proud to think Ekushey February as their very own achievement – an immediate triumph in protecting the rights to read, write, … Read more…

Book, Bangla and Bangladeshi community in New York

Book, Bangla and Bangladeshi community in New York

Bangladeshi community abroad indeed like to celebrate cultural events as long as it has the native vibe of Bangladesh. Organized by Muktadhara Foundation, the International Bangla Festival and Book Fair was such an event for Bangladeshi community living in New York City. Held in Jackson Heights from May 20 to 22, 2016, the three-day event … Read more…

Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts: Caring for a Culture

BIPA Bangla Mela Parade

Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) celebrated a colorful, joyous, participatory and cross cultural ‘Pohela Boishakh‘ (Bangla New Year) in New York. Bangladeshi community participated in a block parade and enjoyed a cultural event afterwards to get a taste of ‘Bangla Noboborsho’ in New York. Hundreds of kids, young and adults marched several blocks of … Read more…

Documentary Films on Bangladesh – Part 5

Documentary Films on Bangladesh - Part 5

Documentary Films on Bangladesh by non-Bangladeshi Film Makers A list of documentary films on Bangladesh was previously published in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. This is the fifth installment. All documentaries in this list were made by non-Bangladeshi directors, producers, and production companies. It is not a review or not a … Read more…

Documentary Films on Bangladesh – Part 4

Documentary Films on Bangladesh

Documentary Films on Bangladesh by non-Bangladeshi Film Makers A list of documentary films on Bangladesh previously published here in three parts. They can be found here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. This is the fourth installment. The list focuses on Non-Bangladeshi or Non-resident Bangladeshi film makers. The principal focus is to compile a … Read more…

Documentary Films on Bangladesh – Part 3

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Documentary Films on Bangladesh by non-Bangladeshi Film Makers This is the third part on documentary films on Bangladesh. First part of documentary films on Bangladesh listed nine documentaries. Second part of documentary films on Bangladesh listed nine more docs. Nine more documentaries added to this list. The lists are  in random order.

Documentary Films on Bangladesh – Part 2

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Documentary Films on Bangladesh by non-Bangladeshi Film Makers So here are another list of few more documentary films on Bangladesh. First part of documentary films on Bangladesh listed nine docs. In this part, nine more are included. The subject matter of these docs are microcredit, safe work environment, water contamination, social life, natural world, etc. … Read more…

Documentary Films on Bangladesh

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Documentary Films on Bangladesh by some non-Bangladeshi Film Makers Documentary films on Bangladesh by Bangladeshi film-makers are very scanty – it is almost a non-existence genre in Bangladesh. Most Bangladeshis like films that are dramatic, action-packed, emotional, hypnotic, and non-reflective. Therefore, fact-based, non-fictional documentary film making has no place there. Not in theaters, not on … Read more…

2nd International Film Festival in New York

2nd International Film Festival audience

New York Film Center organized their 2nd International Film Festival in Jackson Heights from June 19 to 21, 2014. The event was held in the afternoons. Fourteen films – three feature-length and eleven shorts – were screened at the event. Out of them, eleven from Bangladesh, one from India, one from Sri Lanka, and one … Read more…