Canada-based Bangladeshi maker Fuad Chowdhury’s documentary Merciless Mayhem, which presents interviews of eight elderly Pakistani citizens and their experiences of the 1971 liberation war, will be screened today at Teachers-Students Auditorium of Dhaka University as part of the ongoing film festival. Amar Bhashar Chalachitra.
The 18th edition of the festival, organised by Dhaka University Film Society marking the international mother language day, kicked off on Sunday.
Merciless Mayhem, which comprises of interviews and historical video footages, shows how senior Pakistani professionals recollect the 1971 liberation war.
In the interviews, the senior Pakistani citizens including journalist Tariq Khan, writer Tarek Fatah, former civil servant Roshan Zamir, who worked in East Pakistan before and during the liberation war, former Pakistani Member of Parliament Javed Hashmi, businessman Moazzem Khan and others highlight the disparity and brutality the then East Pakistan faced and suffered.
Besides Merciless Mayhem, the festival will also screen three feature films today. Zahir Raihan’s Anwara, based on Nazibar Rahman’s classic novel with the same title, will be screened at 1:00 pm, while latest films Masum Aziz’s Sonaton Galpo and Raihan Rafi’s Dahon will be screened at 3:30pm and 6:30pm respectively.
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