A weeklong film festival featuring movies and documentaries made on the plot of Liberation War will begin in the capital on December 15, marking the Great Victory Day.
Liberation War Affairs Ministry will organise the film festival titled “71 on Celluloid” at Shawkat Osman auditorium of the national public library at Shahbagh with a view to making the young generation aware of the Liberation War, a press release said here today.Liberation War Minister AKM Mozammel Haque will inaugurate the festival which is going to screen 11 feature Liberation War films – Aguner Poroshmoni of Humayun Ahmed, Ora Egaro Jon of Chashi Nazrul Islam, Guerrilla of Nasir Uddin Yousuf Bacchu, Joyjatra of Toukir Ahmed, Arunodoyer Agnishakkhi of Suvash Dutta, Alor Michhil of Narayan Ghosh Mita and Amar jonmobhumi of Alamgir Kumkum.
Besides, documentary films- Stop Genocide, Shei Raater Kotha Bolte Eshechhi, Deshe Agomon and Not A Penny Not A Gun – will also be screened during the festival. Evaly came up as titled sponsor of the festival while it is planned and managed by SS Communication with Bangladesh Film Archive and Bangladesh International Film Movement as associate partners.
These were revealed today by festival convener and Bangladesh International Film Movement president Dildar Hossain at a press conference at Jatiya Press Club.
The festival will remain open for all while the US-Bangla Airlines offers free air tickets as raffle draw prizes to encourage all to watch Liberation War movies, added the release.