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Weeklong film festival on Liberation War begins

  • Published at 05:08 pm December 15th, 2019
A scene from Guerrilla featuring Jaya Ahsan
A scene from the Liberation War film Guerrilla | IMDb

Liberation War Affairs Ministry organized the film festival, titled 71 on Celluloid, at Shawkat Osman auditorium of the National Public Library at Shahbagh with a view to making the younger generation aware about the Liberation War

A weeklong film festival featuring movies and documentaries made on the plot of Liberation War kicked off in the capital on Sunday marking the country’s 49th Victory Day, reports BSS.

Liberation War Affairs Ministry organized the film festival, titled 71 on Celluloid, at Shawkat Osman auditorium of the National Public Library at Shahbagh with a view to making the younger generation aware about the Liberation War.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque inaugurated the festival while Kazi Shahid Islam Papul MP, and festival celebration committee convener and Bangladesh International Film Movement president Dildar Hossian also spoke among others.

Haque urged the private sector to step forward along with the government’s efforts to place true history of the country’s Great War of Liberation before the young people.

He said it’s an obligation of freedom fighters to unmask the identity of anti liberation forces in front of the young generation- side by side telling them true history of the war.

Eleven feature Liberation War films — Aguner Poroshmoni of Humayun Ahmed, Ora Egaro Jon of Chashi Nazrul Islam, Guerrilla of Nasir Uddin Yousuf Bacchu, Joyjatra of Tauquir Ahmed, Arunodoyer Agnishikha of Suvash Dutta, Alor Michhil of Narayan Ghosh Mita and Amar Jonmobhumi of Alamgir Kumkum –are being screened at the festival.

Besides, documentary films– Stop Genocide, Shei Raater Kotha Bolte Eshechhi, Deshe Agomon and Not A Penny Not A Gun — will also be screened during the festival.

Evaly came up as titled sponsor of the festival while it is planned and managed by SS Communication with Bangladesh Film Archive and Bangladesh International Film Movement and US-Bangla Airlines as associate partners.

The festival will remain open for all.

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