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Australia's first Bangla film festival to begin in Sydney on Nov 23

Published : 17 Nov 2021 08:41 PM | Updated : 20 Nov 2021 10:40 AM

Bangladesh Consulate General in Sydney is going to organise the first ever Bangla Film Festival with Bangladeshi movies in Australia’s largest city Sydney to commemorate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence. 

The festival will begin on November 23 and will continue till November 28, said the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.

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On the opening day, historical docudrama ‘Hasina: A Daughter's Tale’ will be screened at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter, Sydney's popular movie theatre chain at Moore Park. The docudrama chronicles the close-up stories of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's life.

Several instances from Sheikh Hasina's everyday life will be highlighted in which she is seen as a daughter, a mother, a sister, and sometimes as a popular leader.

‘Fagun Haway’, a National Film Award-winning film set against the backdrop of the great language movement of Bangladesh, will be presented on November 27 in Hoyts Blacktown Cinemas. The feature film ‘Sphulinga’ will be screened at the same theatre on November 28. The liberation war's story and the spark of the current generation will be explored in the film.

The event is expected to stir enthusiasm among the locals about Bangla films and the history of Bangladesh.

BongOz Films, Australia is providing technical assistance to the consulate in organising the festival.

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