Momen urges filmmakers to focus on Rohingyas’ saddest stories

January 17, 2021 Bangladesh
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen over Saturday urged the filmmakers to create films patronizing the saddest stories of Rohingyas for even more sensitizing world community about unimaginable atrocities which were dedicated against an ethnic group.

“A great ethnic minority (Rohingya) that will be the victims of hatred and enmity in a area of Buddhism (Myanmar) that believe in Ohinsho and Nirvana, self-purification where hatred and killing is unthinkable and against his coaching,” he said.

Dr Momen made the remark while inaugurating the 19th Dhaka International Film Festival organized by the Rainbow Film World at National Museum in the administrative centre this afternoon.

Bangladesh is hosting more than 1.1 million forcefully displaced Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar district and most of them arrived there since August 25, 2017 after a military crackdown by Myanmar, that your UN called a “textbook exemplory case of ethnic cleansing” and “genocide” by other rights groups.

Indian Superior Commissioner Vikram K Doraiswami spoke as the particular guest at the inaugural ceremony of the event that may screen 226 movies from 73 countries.

The foreign minister said films are just about the most poignant and invasive instruments accessible to the humankind for venturing into the realms of your brain, of the memory and of the imaginations that define the “human story”.

“Films depict the skill that transcends the boundaries of lives and livings and tell the testimonies which, often, we are even afraid to show or look at,” he added.

Noting that the COVID-19 pandemic provides inflicted untold sufferings meant for the artistes, he explained the government has reopened the theaters underneath conditions of health and social-distancing restrictions with regard to film industry.

Momen hoped that the event would provide a boost to the country’s film sector, and inspire all of the participating artistes to produce even better films later on.

Lauding that year festival is focused on the birth centenary of Daddy of the country Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, he said, “It is coming up in a cusp of time whenever we are crossing above from within the ‘Mujib Calendar year’ to the Golden Jubilee of our Independence.”

The minister recalled with the deepest respect that it was Bangabandhu who had first tabled the bill in the provincial assembly of erstwhile East Pakistan for the formation of Film Development Company (FDC) in 1957.

This FDC eventually became BFDC following the independence of Bangladesh -and till today holds and nurtures the main foundation of Bangladesh’s Film Industry, he said.

“I am also happy a biopic on the daddy of the country, documenting the life and gets results of the best Bengali of all circumstances, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s - a Bangladesh-India jv production likewise commences ‘shooting’ this January, he said.
Source: Observerbd - Bangladesh

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