Docufilm Festival at the Liberation War Museum of Bangladesh
The 7th International Festival of Docufilm on Liberation and Human Rights, organized by the Liberation War Museum, a GAAMAC's partner in Bangladesh, was held at the premises of the museum in Dhaka from 18 to 22 April 2019. This film festival features various sections and workshops, and provides an opportunity to engage with young filmmakers and youth around the topic of human rights.
In addition to the International Film Panorama and the competitive National Section, this year’s program included a Special Focus on Rohingya Persecution.
A workshop on Documenting Mass Atrocity: Survivor’s Testimony was organized in collaboration with the University of South California Shoah Foundation.
A series of workshops were held at educational institutions to teach students about making film with a smartphone. This activity resulted in the screening of 25 one-minute films on past atrocities made by students.
Finally, a project development workshop enabled 12 young Bangladeshi filmmakers to pitch and develop their project under the guidance of two renowned filmmakers from India. At the end, the best project received support to complete the film.