18:00 - 20:00 17 April 2012
Location: Christopher Ingold G21 Ramsay Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gordon Street, WC1H
After 40 years of camp-life in Bangladesh, being stranded refugees until 2008 due to the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, the 2nd and 3rd Generation of urdu-speaking minority in Bangladesh are looking forward. The community has a long and complex history starting in 1947, when mass migration took place during the partition of India, the community migrated from the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and others to what was then East and West Pakistan.
This film highlights and shows the contemporary issues faced by this generation of camp-dwellers and their aspirations and needs as they look towards becoming fully fledged Bangladeshi citizens and exercise their rights. Produced & Directed by Khalid Hussain, a camp-dweller, who has worked against the odds to become a humans rights lawyer, activist, and an avid community worker, he felt the need to show the conditions and plight of his community. the film was created with the assistance of British-Bangladeshi filmmaker Hannan Majid who co-directed, shot and edited the film. Hannan has directed many documentaries for Al Jazeera and Channel 4 and was very supportive in Khalid directing his first documentary. This film is a poignant and powerful documentary highlighting the aspirations of the young generation of urdu-speaking camp dwellers.
Everyone is welcome to attend!