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Putul Biye and Shahajatri premiered

January 28, 2010

Short films ‘Putul Biye’ directed by Morshedul Islam and ‘Shahajatri’ directed by Golam Rabbani Biplob were premiered at the Central Public Library as part of the on-going 3rd International Children’s Film Festival on Thursday.

Produced by Children’s Film Society Bangladesh and supported by Unicef, the films were screened in the Bangladesh panorama category.

Law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister Shafique Ahmed, Unicef’s communication and information chief Christine Jaulmes and CFSB’s president Mohammad Zafar Iqbal were, among others, present at the premiere show.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that very few films in Bangladesh deal with the fundamental rights of the children.
‘We must uphold the rights of the children. Raising mass awareness, however, is the first step to ensure their rights and children’s films can play a significant role to that end,’ he added.

The film ‘Putul Biye’ highlights child marriage’s devastating effects on the life of young girls, especially how they are victimised.

The film ‘Shahajatri’ focuses on how child labourers are subjected to inhuman treatment.

Shaukat Osman Memorial Auditorium was crammed with children and their frequent applause during different sequences of the films revealed their solidarity with the messages of the films.

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By CinemaGuru