9th Liberation DocFest begins

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:03, Jun 08,2021


Guests attend the online inaugural ceremony of the 9th Liberation DocFest on Tuesday. — press release

A five-day online festival titled 9th Liberation DocFest featuring works by local and foreign filmmakers began on Tuesday.

The festival, organised by the Liberation War Museum, is featuring 163 films from 50 countries. A total of 1854 films from 106 countries were submitted to the festival.

The event is featuring six different sections namely International Competition Section, National Section, Special Package, Cinema of the World, Online Panel Discussion and Director Question-Answer Session.

Liberation War Museum lifted the curtain on the festival organising an online inaugural ceremony.

Cultural activist and freedom fighter Syed Hasan Imam inaugurated the festival. Liberation War Museum trustees Sara Zaker, Mofidul Hoque and Dhaka DocLab director Tareq Ahmed were present as guests at the event, which was anchored by Shariful Islam.

‘This festival is significant to us because we want to uphold and discover the history of the Liberation War,’ said Sara Zaker.

‘The films screened at the festival will help us to know about how the country’s younger generations perceive the Liberation War,’ Sara Zaker added.

‘It is a matter of joy that films from various countries were submitted to the DocFest. I hope that our younger generations will play an important role in depicting and upholding the history of the Liberation War in future,’ said Mofidul Hoque.

Viewers will be able to watch the films on www.liberationdocfest.org. The Cosmos Group is the technical partner while UNB is the media partner of the festival.

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