06.01.2003

3rd I — Shorts Films and Music Videos from Bangladesh

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Date/Time: 01/06/2003 12:00 am


*****3rd I New York Presents********
Amader Kotha (Our Stories)
Shorts Films and Music Videos from Bangladesh
Featuring works by Director Yasmine Kabir
MY MIGRANT SOUL
DIRECT-DIRECT
With director Yasmine Kabir present for Q&A

http://www.drishtipat.org/activists/yasmine_Kabir

Two music videos by Catherine & Tareque Masud (Cannes award-winners for
Clay Bird)
LET ME LIVE
UNISON
Plus, more films to be added?
Sunday, June 1, 7pm
Brecht Forum
122 West 27th Street, 10th Fl.
Admission: $5-$7 sliding scale
Wine and Samosa Reception after Screening
This event is being co-sponsored by
Drishtipat, Voice for Human Rights in Bangladesh
World Literature Center (Kendro)
For more info: http://www.thirdi.org
Email: thirdi_ny@yahoo.com
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ABOUT THE FILMS
DIRECT-DIRECT
Director: Yasmine Kabir
6 min, 2003, Music Video
Singer Pothik Nobi (prophet of the road) creates a soundscape about the
streets of Dhaka. Director Kabir compliments the music with colorful views=
of
Dhaka street life.
MY MIGRANT SOUL
Director Yasmine Kabir
35 min, 2000, Bangla with English subtitles.
This film recounts the life of Shahjahan Babu, a young Bangladeshi migrant =
worker in Malaysia, showing how his dreams dissolve into desperation,
despair and death. The film is an indictment of the human costs of the
international export market of cheap labour emerging in the wake of
globalization.
LET ME LIVE
Catherine & Tareque Masud
6 mins, Music Video
A musical montage of Bangladeshi children: playing, working, struggling,
laughing. From child laborers to middle class students, a plea for the basic
rights of children.
UNISON
Catherine & Tareque Masud
2 mins. Music Video
Religious symbols, usually in direct clash in the modern world, blend into one another– highlighting the common roots and ending in a plea for communal
harmony. Created as opening logo for Indian Film Festival.
Additional films to be programmed.

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