Screening of “…Ebong Kanna” in Chittagong | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 22, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 22, 2012

Screening of “…Ebong Kanna” in Chittagong


A scene from the film.

Srishtigarh will screen the feature film “…Ebong Kanna” at Theatre Institute Chittagong in the port city from February 23 to 25.
Srishtigarh is an organisation that started its journey in 2007 in a bid to make and popularise digital films. Organisers here at a recent press conference said that the film “…Ebong Kanna” was inspired by a short story of Akhtaruzzaman Ilias.
Director of the film, Maruf Hossain, said that he was inspired to make the film after he had read the short story “Kanna” written by Akhtaruzzaman Ilias.
The first show of the film was held at Titu Auditorium in Bogra, the home district of Akhtaruzzaman Ilias, on October 23, 2010, he said. The second show was held on January 19, 2012 at Dhaka International Film Festival, he added.
Poet Abul Momen said that every art is a new interpretation. Talking about the film, he said, “We should encourage literature-based films and thus inspire young filmmakers to produce quality movies.” He also praised the director of the film for his efforts.
Artist Dhali Al Mamun was also present at the press conference. It was his first public appearance since the tragic accident that took the lives of Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier.
He said that it is very difficult to make a film on literature. Quoting Rabindranath, Dhali said that the greatest poet of Bangla literature opined that films should come out from the shadow of literature.
Shila Momen, artiste and the principal of Fulki, also spoke at the press conference held at Fulki Auditorium, Nandan Kanan, in the port city.
Organisers of Srishitgarh said that they would also hold a workshop on “the prospect of independent filmmaking from political and ethnological perspective of Bangladesh” on February 22 at Theatre Institute Chittagong. The workshop will be open to all and registration forms can be collected from Fulki on first come first serve basis, said Shami Suhrid of Srishtigarh.

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