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Two Bangladeshi films to be screened in Canada

Two Bangladeshi films to be screened in Canada

Two Bangladesh films — 'Janmabhumi' and 'Iti, Tomari Dhaka' — will be screened at the International Film Festival of South Asia - Toronto (IFFSA Toronto) in Canada. 'Janmabhumi', (The Birthland) is a feature film on Rohingyas directed by Proshoon Rahmaan. The film 'Janmabhumi' is a tale of a pregnant Rohingya woman and it was filmed at the real location of the world's largest refugee camp Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The characters are inspired from true life and the cast of the film includes Rawnak Hasan, Saira Aktar Jahan, Sangeeta Chowdhury, Aungkon Chakma, Pamela Kechter, Nasir Uddin Khan and Jainal Jack, among others. On the other hand, "Iti Tomari Dhaka," Bangladesh's first anthology films features an assortment of shorts by eleven exceptionally promising, young directors from the Bangladeshi film fraternity, with Dhaka as its central theme. The directors include Abdullah Al Noor, Golam Kibria Farooki, Krishnendu Chattopadhyay, Mahmudul Islam, Md Robiul Alam, Mir Mukarram Hossain, Nuhash Humayun, Rahat Rahman, Syed Ahmed Shawki, Syed Saleh Ahmed Sobhan and Tanvir Ahsan. The premiere of 'Janmabhumi' was held at Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas in Toronto on May 18, while 'Eti Tomari Dhaka' will be screened on May 19.

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