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Sunday, May 10, 2009

SEHD hosts 10-day cultural programme

By Khamin / May 10, 2009

The Society for Environment and Human Development (SEHD) will arrange a ten-day cultural programme upholding the story of tea workers, forests and forest people from today at Drik Gallery in city’s Dhanmondi area.

The programme titled ‘The story of Tea Workers, Forest and Forest People’ will feature two photography exhibitions, book launching and screen films. The inauguration of photography exhibitions will be held at 10:00am, followed by a book launching ceremony and the screening of the documentary film ‘Cha Shramiker Katha’, directed by Ronald Halder and Philip Gain. The film is produced by SEHD.

Novelist Selina Hossain will be present as chief guest while Kilmeny Backering Vinckers, deputy high commissioner of the Australian High Commission in Dhaka is expected as special guest at the ceremony.

Dr Noazesh Ahmed, Nawab Ali Abbas Khan, and Raja Devashish Roy, among others, will be present as guests of honour. Professor Sakwat Ali Khan will chair the function. The photography exhibition titled ‘The story of Tea Workers in Bangladesh’ by Philip Gain will show the lifestyle and working environment of the tea workers. The exhibition is going to display more than 60 images. The organisers will also arrange another photography exhibition titled ‘Stolen Forest’ by Philip Gain and Ronald Halder. The exhibition with more than 70 images is believed to uphold the present situation of the existing forests in the country.

The photography exhibitions will remain open to all from 3:00pm to 8:00pm and the film festival will remain open from 6:00pm to 8:00pm everyday till May 19.

Lists of Films

May 10, Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Drik Gallery, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
The Story of Tea Workers (45 minutes)
Directed by Ronald Halder and Philip Gain
Premiere screening: 10:15am

May 11
Teardrops of Karnaphuli (60 minutes)
Directed by Tanvir Mokammel
On the bank of the Dhanshiri River (24 minutes)
Concept and Photography by Dr Noazesh Ahmed

May 12
Riders to the Sundarbans (60 minutes)
Directed by Tanvir Mokammel
Chakaria Sundarban: A Forest without Trees (25 minutes)
Directed by Junaid Halim

May 13
Satchhari (32 minutes)
Directed by Ronald Halder
Our Sal Forest (45 minutes)
Directed by Ronald Halder
May 14
Stolen Forest (45 minutes)
Directed by Philip Gain and Junaid Halim
Bon Sundari Sundarban (40 minutes)
Directed by Ronald Halder
May 15
Tanguar Haor (38 minutes)
Directed by Ronald Halder
The Story of Baikka Beel (15 minutes)
Directed by Ronald Halder
May 16
Coastal Life (25 minutes)
Directed by Ronald Halder
The Ganges
Produced by BBC
May 17
Mandi (28 minutes)
Directed by Ashfaque Munir
Khumi Lives (32 minutes)
Directed by Ittukgula Changma
May 18
A Nimble Walk through Five Protected Areas (27 minutes)
Produced by Nishorgo
Maleya Taroom (15 minutes)
Produced by Tamaza Films
May 19
Herbal Pathways (24 minutes)
Produced by Anna Hickman
The Great Global Warming (75 minutes)
Produced by Channel 4


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