Merciless Mayhem to be screened today

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jul 12,2019


A poster of Merciless Mayhem.

Canada-based Bangladeshi maker Fuad Chowdhury’s documentary, Merciless Mayhem, on the liberation war of Bangladesh will be screened today at 5:00pm at National Art Gallery Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The documentary consists of interviews of eight elderly Canada-based Pakistani citizens who speaks of their experiences of the war and how they felt disheartened seeing the sufferings of the Bengalis and for the atrocities carried out by the Pakistani regime.

In the documentary, they also opined that the Bengalis in the then East Pakistan faced discrimination since its inception in 1947.

Fuad Chowdhury interviewed 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.

Besides the interviews, the documentary also contains video footages of speeches by Yahya Khan and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto which were aired on different television channels.

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