Film Screening & Discussion: Oscar-Nominated Bangladeshi Feature Film "Television" by Mostafa Sarwar Farooki
7 – 9:30PM
Alwan and 3rd i NY Present Award-Winning, Oscar-Nominated Feature Bangladeshi Comedy Drama Film
TELEVISION Bangladesh | 2012 | 106 minutes Bengali with English subtitles
Director: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki Producer: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki Scriptwriter: Anisul Hoque, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki Cinematographer: Golam Maola Nabir Editor: Rajon Khaled Composer: Ayub Baccu
Cast: Chanchal Chowdhury, Mosharrof Karim, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Shahir Kazi Huda
As a leader of the local community, Chairman Amin bans every kind of image in his water-locked village in rural Bangladesh since he considers it to be un-Islamic. He even goes on to claim that imagination is also sinful since it gives one the license to infiltrate into any prohibited territory. But change is a desperate wind that is difficult to resist by shutting the window. The tension between this traditional window and modern wind grows to such an extent that it starts to leave a ripple effect on the lives of a group of typically colorful, eccentric, and emotional people living in that village. But at the very end of the film, Television, which he hated so much, comes to the rescue and helps Chairman Amin reach a transcendental state where he and his God are unified. A new twist to the story makes him embrace IMAGE and IMAGINATION.