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Film-making workshop at Smart Development Works

Update : 16 Oct 2015, 12:25 PM

If we look at Bangladesh from the demographic perspective, then it is evident that is has a huge youth population, constituting to one third of the total population. SNV values youth involvement and believes it acts as an engine for economic growth and drives initiative for the development sector. Although much of the attention in the development sector is given to building local capacities, it must be noted that youth is also an increasingly visible and active component in community development efforts. SNV believes that investing in the youth is the way to go as they are the ones who will take this country forward in the near future. SNV created a platform for the young minds to incorporate fresh, innovative and creative ideas into film-making through an event that welcomed passionate young film-makers from various universities to showcase their talent and prove their mettle. They were requested to create their very own short documentary. The students have been actively involved in designing marketing materials and event promotions as well. Asif Yeasin Kabir, project coordinator of Enliven worked with this young team and provided them assistance. The young team consisted of the following people: Multazim Tasmia Anwar, Rakib Hassan Tushar, Anan Wazed Shikdar, Tanzila Mahmud, Faisal Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Ashfaq Nabil and Shulagna Ahmed.

The technical partner of the programme was Enliven, that was held at IUB. Dr Sarwar Ahmed, dean, School of Business Independent University, Bangladesh showed particular interest in this initiative. Among others who supported this event and provided assistance were Dr G M.Shahidul Alam (head of Media and Communication Department), Md Rajib Rahman (senior lecturer), Suman Saha (lecturer), Md Nazmul (BBA programme manager) and Tawseef Ahmed Mullick (programme manager). Another dynamic young talent Adnan Kabir who is a film-maker and recently won a prestigious production fund for his film from Bengal Foundation’s “Young Filmmakers Initiative” provided technical assistance. Moreover, Adnan’s organisation Enliven is dedicated to working with young film-makers; leveraging national and international support to develop capacity in film-making. The project leader designed an interactive three day workshop on the development sector.

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