A weeklong Liberation War film festival is set to begin from December 15 at the National Public Library in the capital marking the Victory Day.
Liberation War Affairs Ministry organised the festival titled ‘evaly 71 on Celluloid’ to encourage the young generation to learn more about the Liberation War, the organisers told a press conference at Jatiya Press Club on Friday.
Evaly is the title sponsor of the festival while it is planned and managed by SS Communication with Bangladesh Film Archive and Bangladesh International Film Movement as associate partners.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque would inaugurate the festival. Eleven feature Liberation War films will be screened.
They are – Aguner Poroshmoni of Humayun Ahmed, Ora Egaro Jon of Chashi Nazrul Islam, Guerrilla of Nasir Uddin Yousuf Bacchu, Joyjatra of Toukir Ahmed, Arunodoyer Agnishakkhi of Suvash Dutta, Alor Michil of Narayan Ghosh Mita and Amar jonmobhumi of Alamgir Kumkum.
Besides, documentaries – Stop Genocide, Shei Raater Kotha Bolte Eshechhi, Deshe Agomon and Not A Penny Not A Gun – will also be screened.
US-Bangla Airlines, airline partner of the festival, will offer free air tickets as raffle draw prize to encourage all to watch Liberation War movies.
The festival will remain open to all.