Expat Bangladeshi filmmaker awarded for 1971 documentary

Expat Bangladeshi filmmaker awarded for 1971 documentary

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Culture Correspondent

Arif Yousuf, expatriate Bangladeshi filmmaker living in USA, has won the World’s Independent Film Festival (TWIFF) award in Best Documentary Feature category for his documentary named “Blockade.”

The documentary was made on a little-known true event happened in USA during Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971.

It’s an inspiring story of how a group of people in Delaware Valley area (Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC), irrespective of their nationality or religion, stood up in 1971 against the brutal oppression of the Pakistani military in Bangladesh, the then East Pakistan.

The Pakistani military was carrying out genocide of epic proportions, which led to a liberation war, and eventually the birth of a new nation, Bangladesh.

 

 

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