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‘Hariprabha Takeda: an unsung traveller of Bengal’ screened at LWM

‘Hariprabha Takeda: an unsung traveller of Bengal’ screened at LWM

Narrating the extraordinary tales of Bengali voyager Hariprabha Takeda, also revered as the ‘first Bengali modern woman of Dhaka’, a travel documentary titled ‘Hariprabha Takeda: an unsung traveller of Bengal’ was screened at the Liberation War Museum (LWM), Agargaon in the capital on Saturday evening.

Produced by traveller and documentary filmmaker Eliza Binte Elahi, the Rashik Barikdar directed documentary’s inaugural screening was joined by Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Ito Naoki as the chief guest.

LWM trustee Mofidul Hoque and Dhaka University’s History Department’s Bangabandhu Chair Professor Muntasir Mamun were also present at the inaugural screening as the special guests.

Praising Eliza Binte Elahi’s effort behind producing the captivating story of the first Bengali modern woman of Dhaka, guests and audiences lauded the documentary film after its inaugural screening at the LWM auditorium.

The 26 minutes documentary was shot in several locations in Dhaka, recreating the picturesque atmosphere of Hariphaba’s time in history back in the early years of 1900.

Several renowned personality demonstrated the fascinating tales of Hariprabha in the documentary, including, Monzurul Huq, Muntasir Mamun, ‘Kali o Kalam’ magazine editor late Abul Hasnat, and Watanabe Kazuhiro, the chief of Bangla Department of Japan's public media organization NHK World.