Dhaka DocLab, British Council

Documentaries on climate change to be screened today

Dhaka DocLab and the British Council are collaborating together to showcase a collection of four climate documentaries titled "Short Films on Water." Taking place today, from 5:00pm onwards on the British Council premises, this screening aims to shed light on the adverse consequences of climate change. 

The films, produced under the project "Bangladesh Cymru Climate Stories" in collaboration with Wales One World Film Festival, delve into the experiences of coastal communities and river dwellers in the face of climate breakdown.

The four compelling films included in the screening are "Doprujhiri" by Asma Bethee and "Latika" by Samsul Islam Shopoon from Bangladesh, along with "Our Home, the Sea" by Mared Rees and "She Sells Shellfish" by Lily Tiger Tonkin from Wales, UK.

At the event, Planning Minister MA Mannan will be present as the chief guest. Dr Farhina Ahmed, secretary to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Tom Miscioscia, country director, British Council Bangladesh, will also attend as special guests.

The screening is open to all and will be followed by an engaging conversation with the directors, producers, and characters featured in the documentaries, along with a question-and-answer session.

The project is funded by the British Council's International Collaboration Programme, which fosters cultural partnerships both in the UK and overseas and encourages independent artists to pursue their creative endeavors.