Documentary Films on Bangladesh – Part 9

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Non-fiction, special interest or documentary films on Bangladesh made by non-Bangladeshi filmmakers covered issues like micro finance, climate change, poverty, population, prostitution, child labor, ready-made garment, women, intermarriage, ship breaking, travel etc. Still there are hundreds of real stories on various subjects are waiting to be told. Very slowly some independent Bangladeshi film makers started … Read more…

Wasfia – Short Doc

Wasfia – Short doc on Wasfia Nazreen – the first Bangladeshi woman to climb the Everest and the first Bangladeshi to scale the Seven Summits. The documentary  was made on 2016 by Sean Kusanagi and will be shown in Oakland, California as part of 2016 Women Sports Film Festival. Duration: 11 minutes Country: Nepal/USA Year: … Read more…

Last Man in Dhaka Central – A documentary by Naeem Mohaiemen

Last Man in Dhaka Central (The Young Man Was, Part 3) Directed by Naeem Mohaiemen 2015, Bangladesh/Netherlands/USA 82 min. In English, Dutch, Bangla; English subtitles Mohaiemen’s look at the failure of the 1970s revolutionary left continues in the third part of his The Young Man Was series (part two, Afsan’s Long Day, premiered at Doc … Read more…

Last Man in Dhaka Central – A documentary by Naeem Mohaiemen

Last Man in Dhaka Central (The Young Man Was, Part 3) Directed by Naeem Mohaiemen 2015, Bangladesh/Netherlands/USA 82 min. In English, Dutch, Bangla; English subtitles Mohaiemen’s look at the failure of the 1970s revolutionary left continues in the third part of his The Young Man Was series (part two, Afsan’s Long Day, premiered at Doc … Read more…

Blockade – A documentary by Arif Yousuf

Blockade – A documentary by Arif Yousuf 85 Minutes, 2015 The Blockade documentary is a story of how Quaker and Jewish activists along with Bangladeshi expats shed light on the Nixon administration’s covert support of the genocide in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1971. Equipped with just canoes and paddles, the young activists risked everything … Read more…

Tiger, Tiger: A film on Bengal Tigers of Bangladesh

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Bengal Tigers of Bangladesh are one of the most beautiful animal in its territory. They are exquisite, magnificent, royal, dangerous and in danger. It is sad that the Royal Bengal Tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) of Bangladesh are in decline. In a recent report, it has been suggested that Bangladesh may have 100+ tigers left instead … Read more…

Documentary Films on Bangladesh – Part 7

Documentary Films on Bangladesh – Part 7

Fictional film industry in Bangladesh is dominant, dramatic, distorted and surreal but still profitable. Therefore, non-fiction films or documentaries are neglected. Also the genre is not popular. Documentaries made by Bangladeshi filmmakers are rare, however, some new generation of independent filmmakers are trying to change the scenario. We will cover that story in another post. … Read more…