Funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and directed by young filmmakers, three short films have been screened at the Senate Bhaban of the University of Dhaka. This screening is the outcome of a competitive short film funding program, jointly organized with the University of Dhaka and UNDP.
The films deal with social stigma, injustice, exploitation, and violence against women happening across the country.
'Labyrinth' directed by Ananta Yusuf illustrated the never-ending struggles and exploitation of tea garden workers in this region. In this film, instead of professional artists, the protagonists were taken from the tea garden workers. On this note, the director said, "Casting the workers was not a mere choice, but a well-intended one, aiming to integrate the real sufferers, while portraying their agonizing tales on celluloid."
Another short film by Gayatree Arun was about stigmas faced by women while pursuing their dreams. Named 'Protirodh,' the film talks about the story of a young girl's ill-treatment because of choosing football as a profession and, in the end, how she breaks it.
'Jaya' directed by Shaolin Shaon depicted violence against women through her film.