ARE YOU LISTENING!

SHUNTE KI PAO!

By Kamar AHMAD SIMON

BEGINNING PRODUCTION - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

Its about a mother's hope to ensure a dignified future for her son, about her jobless husband's frustration for failing to provide for his family and about a community’s struggle to get back the land they have lost, since a tidal surge washed away their land in the coastal belt of Bangladesh.

Festivals
& Awards

Dok Leipzig, Germany 2012
OPENING FILM & INTERNATIONALCOMPETITION
IDFA 2012
Panorama
Cinema du Reel, 2013
GRAND PRIX
Film South Asia 2013
JURY AWARD
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2013
NEW ASIAN CURRENT
Antenna Documentary Film Festival 2013
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
DOK.fest München, Germany 2013
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Millennium Documentary Film Festival Brussels, Belgium 2013
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BANGLADESH
    • Languages
    • BENGALI
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kamar AHMAD SIMON
    • Writer(s)
    • Kamar AHMAD SIMON
    • Producer(s)
    • Sara AFREEN (Beginning Production)
    • Synopsis
    • By the coastal belts of Bangladesh, in a small village named ‘Sutarkhali’, RAKHI lives with her man SOUMEN (32) and their son RAHUL (6); fighting against all the odds of the woods, along with around a 100 families, they cultivate the land for generations. On May 25, 2009 when RAHUL is only 4 years old, a tidal surge hits the coastal belts of Bangladesh; for RAKHI, SOUMEN and RAHUL life is not the same anymore. 'Are You Listening!' is about RAKHI’s hope to ensure a dignified future for her son RAHUL; it’s about her jobless husband SOUMEN's frustration for failing to provide for his family and about a community’s struggle to get back the land they have lost.
      Seasons change topography, even relations…
      yet after the rain...
      they go out with spades and shovels
      to reclaim the life again,
      Are You Listening!
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