suprovat bangladesh

Film Screening: Anika's Home & Shuprovat Bangladesh




Sunday, May 23, 2010


2:00pm - 4:30pm


Mayfair Theatre


1074 Bank St. (crossing of Sunnyside & Bank)


Ottawa, ON


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Film Screening: Anika's Home & Shuprovat Bangladesh
Host: CUBSA in association with Mira Media

1) Film Title: Anika's Home (Short DOC)
(Canada, 2009, 10 min, English, HD)
Cast: Anika N. Hossain Director: Saiful Wadud Helal
Ottawa Premiere

Synopsis: Anika Hossain is a political science student at Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada. She is also TV host. After 15 years of living in Canada, her parent sent her back to her native Bangladesh to find a husband for herself. Anika has lots of interesting things to say about political marriage and cultural marriage...

2) Film Title: Shuprovat Bangladesh (Short Fiction)
(Bangladesh, 2010, 60 min, Bengali s.t.e HD)
Cast: Poroma Saiba Ali, Rahul Anand, and Al Mamun Director: Saiful Wadud Helal
World Premiere

Synopsis: Architect Faruq takes a trip to Bangladesh with his daughter Poroma, who for the first time is visiting her Fatherís native Land. During the visit, Poroma's father alerts her to be careful going to unknown places in Dhaka. He also remind her that this is Bangladesh, not Canada. Poroma shocked thinks, why should she be afraid of her fatherís own native land!

Through the eyes of Poroma, a Canadian Born Bangladeshi, director Saiful Wadud Helal tries to understand the cultural gap between the two of the same generation from worlds apart.

Followed by a QA with the director.

(Admissions: at box office $9 advance purchase $7)