‘The Salt in Our Waters’, a Bangladeshi film on climate change, has been screened at the International Studies Hall of Korea University, marking the World Environment Day 2021. The film is directed and produced by renowned director Rezwan Shahriar Sumit.
Bangladesh Embassy in Seoul screened the film on Tuesday in collaboration with UNDP Seoul Policy Centre and Korea University. Diplomats, the World Bank representatives and students were present at the event, said a press release.
Dr Stephan Klingebiel, Director of the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre, and Professor Suh-Yong Chung from the International Studies Division of the University of Korea, spoke at the event.
They highlighted the challenges posed by global climate change including the various initiatives of UNDP and the University of Korea to address its adverse effects.
Bangladesh Ambassador to South Korea Abida Islam referred to the ‘whole-of-society approach’ and ‘a whole-of-world attitude’- proposed by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the recently concluded ‘2021 P4G Seoul Summit’. She also highlighted various initiatives of the Bangladesh government to address the adverse effects of climate change.
After the screening, the director and producer of the film Rezwan Shahriar Sumit and co-producer Ilann Girard, who were connected virtually, responded to the queries of the participants. ‘The Salt in Our Waters’ (Nonajoler Kabbo), which depicted the direct and indirect effects of climate change, was highly admired by the audience.