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DocLab, British Council to screen 5 climate documentaries

UNB . Dhaka
24 May 2023 18:50:10 | Update: 24 May 2023 22:09:32
DocLab, British Council to screen 5 climate documentaries

Short films on Water – a film screening depicting adverse consequences of climate change will be showcased at the British Council premises on Saturday.

The short films were produced under the project 'Bangladesh Cymru Climate Stories' by Dhaka DocLab and Wales One World Film Festival from the United Kingdom with support from the British Council.

The films explore the experience of coastal communities and river dwellers against the backdrop of climate breakdown.

The four films are – Doprujhiri by Asma Bethee and Latika by Samsul Islam Shopoon from Bangladesh; Our Home, the Sea by Mared Rees and She Sells Shellfish by Lily Tiger Tonkin from Wales, UK.

Planning Minister MA Mannan will be joining the event as the chief guest which will begin at 5pm.

Dr Farhina Ahmed, Secretary to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and Tom Miscioscia, Country Director, British Council Bangladesh will be present as special guests.

The screening is open for all and is followed by a conversation with the directors, producers, and characters of the four documentaries along with a question-and-answer session, said a media release on Wednesday.

The film screening event is a part of the British Council's observation of World Environment Day on 5 June, which encourages awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

The Bangladesh-Cymru Climate Stories film project was created in collaboration between Dhaka DocLab and Wales One World Film Festival.

Four filmmakers received financial and technical support from Dhaka DocLab and Wales One World Film Festival to complete their short films, which focus on climate change stories connected to women to create awareness among people.

The project is funded by the British Council's International Collaboration Programme, which was introduced to support cultural partnerships in the UK and overseas and inspire independent artists to continue creative pursuits.

So far, 94 projects from 41 countries have been completed with grant support from the British Council.