Young filmmaker Abdullah Mahfuj oves documentary short film “Rajpothe Bashanta” which documented the protest against the rampal power plant will be premiered at Jahangirnagar University film festival on 10th December .
Rampal power palnt project is coal powered station which is planned to be built on worlds largest mangrove forest Sundarbans, which led to nationwide protest agaisnt the plant.
The story of this film revolves around a young anti power plant activist named Naeem Saha and the ongoing protests.
The director recently released the trailer of the film on YouTube which features different segments of the recent protests around the country against the power plant.
Ove told Dhaka Tribune’s Showtime, “Every cut in the 2 minute and 12 second long trailer is real footage taken from different programs of the ongoing protests against the Rampal power plants. None of it is fiction and every bit of it is real life footage of real life protests.”
“We have been collecting footage of these protests for the last one and a half year. We edited those footage to tell a specific story. As this is not a commercial project we had many limitations to complete the whole film as we had to work very hard to collect these footages,” he added.
The short docufilm made under Bangal Media International and produced by Last Bench Production will be premiered at Jahangirnagar University as the opening film on December 10 at a week long film festival organized by Chalachitra Sangsad.
Ove told Showtime:
“We are going for alternative distribution and people from all over the nation including universities are contacting us for to screen the film at their campus. We’ll keep screening the film all over the country, as much as we can. Then the film will be available online for everyone.”
The young director also said: “People from both home and abroad is contacting with my team to screen the film. We will try our best to host as much screenings as possible.”