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4th Independent South Asian Film Festival Oct 3rd - Oct 7th 2007
Morshedul Islam, 2006, Bangladesh, Bengali with English subtitles, 124 minutes, 35mm
1971. A far-flung village of Bangladesh.
Born in 1958 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Morshedul Islam completed his Bachelor and Masters degree in Pharmacy from Dhaka University.
After participating in a film-appreciation course at the Bangladesh Film Institute and Archive
first film 'Agami' (1982), a short fictional narrative about the great War of Liberation of his
country. 'Agami' won the 'Silver Peacock' award for best direction in the 10th International Film Festival of India (1985) and the National Award for the best short film.
The success of 'Agami', the first independent short film of the country, led the way for establishing the alternative film movement in Bangladesh.
has since made several films including, among others, his
most aclaimed 'Chaka' (1993) winner of numerous awards in film festivals across Europe, 'Dipu Number Two', and 'Dukaki'.
Morshedul Islam is currently the President of the Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies.