Banglaverse Film Festival is part of Bangladesh@50, a season of events throughout 2021 which mark 50 years since the independence of Bangladesh. Tower Hamlets is home to a large and vibrant Bengali community for whom the declaration of independence on 26 March 1971 was a pivotal moment.
Tower Hamlets Council is delighted to be curating a film festival to highlight the key events of 1971, when Bangladesh gained its independence and the War of Liberation took place. Films include the award-winning documentary Rising Silence (2019), the poignant documentary Muktir Gaan (1995) and the action film Shongram (2019).
Screenings will take place at the Brady Arts Centre, Genesis Cinema and Rich Mix. They will be accompanied by music and spoken word events to help commemorate this anniversary. The past is not always easy to talk about and Banglaverse Film Festival provides a great opportunity to unite the Bangladeshi and wider communities through a sense of shared history and help create or continue conversations.
Watch this space for further details!