The Road to China
In the first day of the workshop, we got to know that we were invited from ten countries, from a selection of 24 participants. We were still quite clueless, and only with the help of a schedule list handed to us, we gradually learned along the way. The schedule was jam-packed with programs and events and it was a lot to take in at first, but attending the workshop was an experience I found particularly fruitful.
There was no lack of hospitality from the organizers' part. We were taken to various places, with notable mentions being the film city in Beijing, the film museum, Fujian Broadcasting & TV Network Group and the station of the TV channel CCTV. There we were told about their TV contents, how they make shows, and as well as other various information on how the media platform performs in China. They even wanted us to contribute ideas and link us with Chinese directors and producers. They seemed very keen to host joint ventures, and their interest in collaborating with us opened the path for new opportunities. For Bangladesh, it was the beginning of the Road to China.
Over the years, China has become technically very sound, with their work prominent in international films. Currently, their economy is at an all-time high, ranking second highest in the world. Thus, having the representatives of such an established country expressing their sincere interest to collaborate with us was something none of us had expected. Needless to say, we took them up on their offer and now, we are looking forward to successful joint venture projects.
A joint venture of any kind would be beneficial for both China and any Silk Road countries, especially Bangladesh. In the context of Bangladesh, a joint venture could be held where dubbed programs could be exclusively featured, with films and documentaries produced jointly. China is a land of immense cultural multitude, filled to the brim with amazing art, diverse people, delicious food, a fascinating culture and of course, a very rich history. Bangladesh, being open to culture of all variety, would more than appreciate collaborative opportunities with China, especially in cultural and media sectors.
I personally deem this joint venture initiative quite beneficial and I wholeheartedly appreciate the idea of it. They are keen on opening their doors and this initiative will not only benefit themselves but other countries too. This will also motivate both countries to showcase their potential in international platforms, which will mean better economy in the future. This visit to China has greatly increased my interest in this country, and I think friendship between China and Bangladesh, or other Silk Road countries, will help everyone in the long run.
Murat Yavuz- Turkey
Afsana Karim Mimi- Bangladesh
Abu Zafor Ahmed- Bangladesh
Kishore Ranjan Mallick- Bangladesh
Shahin Ara Begum- Bangladesh
Rafi Hossain- Bangladesh
Pinaki Sarkar- India
Arun Sukumar- India
Ritajaya Banerjee- India
Neelanjana Borthakur- India
Ade Sutrisna Pepe- Indonesia
Mohamed Munthasir- Maldives
Tarkesswwar Gooljar- Mauritius
Mohammad Ashraf- Pakistan
H Alkhawajah- Saudi Arabia
Hettiarachchige Subash Ravi Jayawardana- Sri Lanka
Wimal Sirikumara Ketipe Arachchi
Umut Ozcorlu- Turkey
Ezel Akay- Turkey
Egor Borschevsky- Ukraine
Iryna Kostiuk- Ukraine
Special Thanks to Liu Ying (Ivy)- Vice President , SAPPRFT
Shang Quifen (Sherry)- International Project Manager
Jiang Zhi Xing (Franco) – International Project Manager