Rising Silence by Leesa Gazi
Image by Shihab Khan
Synopsis: Rising Silence is a journey of relationships between women. When society refuses to hear them, the Birangona, Heroines of the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh; form a close bond in order to reveal their intimate and harrowing stories.
Their identities have been formed by what they endured. These amazing women have shared these truths with the next generation for greater understanding and healing. This is also a way to remember their strength in overcoming the ravages of conflict, violence and prejudice. This will be followed by a Q&A with the director Leesa Gazi.
Ticket cost: ££8.95
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.