FILM SCREENING



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The Salt of the Earth (2014)

Directors: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro

Duration: 1h 50min

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Screening Time:

Mar 6 : 3:00 pm - The Salt of the Earth dir. Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro 1h 50m

Mar 8 : 3:00 pm - The Salt of the Earth dir. Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro 1h 50m


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The Mexican Suitcase

Director: Trisha Ziff

Duration : 1h 26m

The Mexican Suitcase is a 2011 documentary film directed by Trisha Ziff. It tells the story of over 4000 film negatives created during the Spanish Civil War by photographers David Seymour, Gerda Taro, and Robert Capa. The film follows the journey of the photos from their disappearance at the beginning of World War II to their rediscovery in 2007. Interviews also cover political and personal stories from the era.

Screening Time:

March 1 : 3:00 pm - The Mexican Suitcase dir. Trisha Ziff 1h 26m

Mar 5 : 6:00 pm - The Mexican Suitcase dir. Trisha Ziff 1h 26m

Mar 7 : 6:00 pm - The Mexican Suitcase dir. Trisha Ziff 1h 26m


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Manfactured Landscapes

Director: Jennifer Baichwal

Duration : 1h 26m

This documentary reveals the gritty underside of industrial landscapes. Photographer Edward Burtynsky explores the subtle beauty amid the waste generated by slag heaps, dumps and factories. Memorable scenes include a Chinese iron factory where employees are berated to produce faster, and shots of children playing atop piles of dangerous debris. The contrasts between wealth and poverty are most striking in Shanghai, with new high-rises towering above old slums.

Screening Time:

Mar 3 : 6:00 pm - Manufactured Landscapes dir. Jennifer Baichwal 1h 26m

Mar 7 : 3:00 pm - Manufactured Landscapes dir. Jennifer Baichwal 1h 26m


Pictures from a Revolution

Director: Alfred Guzzetti, Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers

Duration: 1h 33m

In 1981, Susan Meiselas published "Nicaragua, June 1978 to July 1979," 70 photographs she took documenting the Sandinista revolution. Ten years later, Meiselas returns looking for the people who appear in the photographs: where are they now, what do they remember, what do they think of their country and of the revolution? She finds a woman who buried her husband when she was 14; she talks to those who fought the Guarda Nacional - some are disillusioned, some still have the fervor of revolution; she talks to mothers about their sons; she finds a Guarda member who became a Contra. And she offers her own reflections on time and history and on the moment and meaning of a photograph.

Screening Time:

March 1 : 6:00 pm - Pictures from a Revolution dir. Alfred Guzzetti, Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers 1h 33m

Mar 6 : 6:00 pm - Pictures from a Revolution dir. Alfred Guzzetti, Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers 1h 33m

Mar 9 : 3:00 pm - Pictures from a Revolution dir. Alfred Guzzetti, Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers 1h 33m


An American Journey: In Robert Frank's Footsteps

Director:. by Philippe Séclier

Duration: 1h

Robert Frank's The Americans (1958) transformed the landscape of contemporary photography. Fifty years later, Filmmaker Philippe Seclier decided to follow in Frank's footsteps, retracing his path step by step. From Texas to Montana, from Nebraska to Louisiana, from New York to San Francisco, An American Journey is a 15,000 mile odyssey through contemporary America, moving between past and present, photography and cinema - beautifully capturing the wandering spirit of Robert Frank's legendary journey.

Screening Time:

Mar 2 : 3:00 pm - An American Journey: In Robert Frank's Footsteps dir. by Philippe Séclier 1h

Mar 4 : 6:00 pm - An American Journey: In Robert Frank's Footsteps dir. by Philippe Séclier 1h


Romantic Road

Duration: 1h 20min

Tucked away in the south of England, Rupert & Jan Grey have been living their lives the way they see fit. Rupert (66) is a practicing lawyer & photographer, Jan (66) a bereavement visitor. They have raised three daughters in an old drafty cottage and retirement is on the horizon. At this pivotal moment, they are invited to Chobi Mela festival in Bangladesh as guests of honor and they decide to drive there in their family car - a notoriously battered 1936 Rolls Royce. Rupert believes in sabbaticals not retirement, so they ship the Rolls to Mumbai and motor across India to Dhaka. They fall into company with tea-wallahs and maharajahs, dodge tribal conflicts and battle border officials ultimately landing their car in the hands of the Bangladeshi Customs.

Rupert & Jan are living proof you can live your dreams no matter how odd, wild or crazy they might be - a rare glimpse into a uniquely inspired expedition that redefines later-life. Side by side, they drove for six months and covered over 5000 miles. Though Rupert was at the wheel, Jan quietly propels the journey with a gentle strength and we witness their lasting love grow stronger through this incredible experience.

Director: Oliver Mcgarvey

Screening Time:

Mar 3 : 3:00 pm - The Romantic Road dir. Oliver Mcgarvey 1h 20min

Mar 5 : 3:00 pm - The Romantic Road dir. Oliver Mcgarvey 1h 20min

Mar 8 : 6:00 pm - The Romantic Road dir. Oliver Mcgarvey 1h 20min


Twenty Nights and a Poem

Director: Akram Zaatari

Duration: 2h

Partly a study of the of a photographer’s studio practice in the mid twentieth century and partly an exploration of the essence of archives today, this film tries to understand how did this mode of producing images function in the lives of communities it served, and how it seized to exist and what did it lead to? It is set between the Arab Image Foundation, where most of Hashem el Madani’s collection is preserved today, and in Studio Shehrazade in Saida, where the photographer still spends time surrounded by his old machines, tools, photographs, negatives and what remained of million transactions that took place there. It is a reflection on making images, on an industry of image making, on age and on the life that remains and continues to grow in an archive. All is presented in this film through a set of staged interventions where Madani himself is part of.

Screening Time:

Mar 4 : 3:00 pm - Twenty Nights and a Poem dir. Akram Zaatari  2h

Mar 9 : 6:00 pm - Twenty Nights and a Poem dir. Akram Zaatari  2h


 

Venue:

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Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1205
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