Humaira's debut documentary feature wins award in Russia

The film premiered in Vision du Reel in April

Debut feature documentary “Things I Could Never Tell My Mother” by Humaira Bilkis has been awarded the Silver Nanook at the XXII International Documentary Film Festival”Flahertiana" held in Prem, Russia from September 16-22. It's an Award for “Discovery of New Subjects and New Heroes” and award money of 75000 rub. 

The jury deliberation read at the award ceremony said: “In the international Competition Program, there were several films strongly marked with the participation of the author. The Filmmakers, the authors entered the frame to deal with the tragic, dramatic periods of their family lives. The film that receives the Award for Discovery of New Subjects and New Heroes was a revolution to me. The filmmaker, a young woman, lets the viewers go into the space of the Muslim family which is a revolution itself. And moreover, she tells the story of her relationship with a man of different religion which is a revelation also. Thus we reveal for ourselves the situation in the family of Humaira Bilkis, the director of the film “Things I Could Never Tell My Mother”. The award for the Discovery of New Subjects and New Heroes goes to Humaira Bilkis, Bangladesh. “Things I Could Never Tell My Mother”. 

The film premiered in Vision du Reel (World Premier) on April 09, 2o22 and took part in Easts Generaux du Film Documentaire (French Premier) in August. 

Humaira's diploma film "I am Yet to See Delhi' was acquired by MUBI India, which she made during her study in Sri Aurobindo Center for Arts and Communication, New Delhi.