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Shilalipi screened at Goethe-Institut

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Film screening and discussion series named ‘Through Her Eyes’, a space to watch and discuss films with women filmmakers of Bangladesh, screened Shameem Akhter’s Shilalipi at Goethe-Institut auditorium on Sunday.

 

Film screening and discussion series named ‘Through Her Eyes’, a space to watch and discuss films with women filmmakers of Bangladesh, screened Shameem Akhter’s Shilalipi at Goethe-Institut auditorium on Sunday.

Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, in cooperation with the International Film Initiative of Bangladesh (IFIB) has been organizing the programme with a view to promoting women filmmakers from Bangladesh.

Shameem Akhter’s Shilalipi is a depiction of the time and events that led to the making of Bangladesh. 

Within that backdrop, the shadow biopic of Selina Parveen, the martyr of 1971 has been made. 

She personifies the women of her time who determinedly fought the patriarchal hurdles to attain freedom.

The screening was attended by Goethe-Institut Bangladesh director Kirsten Hackenbroch, filmmaker Shameem Akhter and others.

‘Through Her Eyes’ gives film enthusiasts, film students, academics, film professionals, funding agencies, broadcasters, rights groups, and journalists a regular opportunity to watch films by women filmmakers currently working in Bangladesh and to interact with them directly at the end of the screening. 

Shilalipi was the 3rd film screened under the initiative ‘Through Her Eyes’.

Shameem Akhtar is women and film activist who started her career as a journalist in the early 80s. 

She made her debut film ‘The Conversation’ in 1991 with Tareq Masud. 

She has three full-length features and 21 documentaries to her credit. 

She is a part-time teacher at the Bangladesh Cinema and Television Institute.

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