Bangladeshi docu film ‘Munni’ wins award at Cannes

Staff Correspondent

15 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladeshi docu film ‘Munni’ wins award at Cannes

Bangladeshi documentary film ‘Munni’, directed by Tahrima Khan, won the Think-Film Impact Award under the Docs-in-Progress category in Cannes Docs-Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes.

The award consists of a strategic impact workshop and an impact pitching coaching session. This year, 6 out of a total of 32 projects won awards at the Cannes Docs.

Director Tahrima Khan expressed her gratitude to the Jury and everyone involved in the project after the announcement of the award.

The film was selected for Showcase South Asia, in collaboration with the International Film Initiative of Bangladesh.

The documentary displays the story of Munni, a victim of child marriage, becomes the protector for other teenage girls and the founder of the all-girls Sports Academy.

The documentary, produced by Abu Shahed Emon from Batayan productions, is currently in advanced stage of filming.

The documentary was selected for Cannes Docs South Asia focus (Market Place) last month. It was previously featured in Dhaka Doc Lab, Doc Leipzig (Showcased by IEFTA) and DocEdge New Zealand.