Four documentaries on adverse consequences of climate change titled ‘Short Films on Water’ will be screened on the premises of British Council in the capital at 5:00 pm today. 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.
Planning Minister M. A. Mannan will join the event as the Chief Guest. 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 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.
The screening is open to all and will be followed by a conversation with the directors, producers, and characters of the four documentaries along with a question and answer session.
The film screening event is a part of the British Council observing the 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 taken 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.