We are excited to bring you the next screening as part of IndiDoc's nation wide Film Club Screening. The timing couldn't have been better because right now India is grappling with large scale floods as families pack up their lives in the backdrop of destruction. We look forward to seeing you there and request you to share the event with individuals who might be interested in coming! We hope this films strikes a chord....
By the coastal belts of Bangladesh, in a small village named ‘Sutarkhali’, RAKHI lives with her man SOUMEN (32) and their son RAHUL (6). Fighting against all the odds of the woods, along with around 100 families, they cultivate the land for generations.
On May 25, 2009 when RAHUL is only 4 years old, a tidal surge hits the coastal belts of Bangladesh. For RAKHI, SOUMEN and RAHUL life is not the same anymore. 'Are You Listening!' is about RAKHI’s hope to ensure a dignified future for her son RAHUL. It's about her jobless husband SOUMEN's frustration for failing to provide for his family and about a community’s struggle to get back the land they have lost!
Seasons change topography, even relations… Yet after the rain... They go out with spades and shovels to reclaim the life again!
About the Director
Kamar is a self-trained filmmaker with his debut feature documentary ‘Are You Listening!’ winning the ‘GRAND PRIX’ in Paris. Kamar studied Architecture, did career in advertising before enrolling into filmmaking. His first feature script ‘Silence of the Seashell’ has been awarded with Grant from Goteborg International Film Festival (GIFF). He has been an alumni of European Audio Visual Entrepreneurs
(EAVE), Berlin Talent Campus, IDFAcademy and Asian Film Academy (AFA) in Busan.
First Director of European Documentary Network (EDN) Tue Steen Müller reviewing the film as the 'Curtain-opener' of the oldest documentary festival 55th Dok-Leipzig, wrote in his blog, '...brings back memories of Apu-trilogy by Satyajit Ray'
25th edition of the largest documentary film festival IDFA termed it as, 'A gorgeously shot observational documentary'
35th Cinema du reel in Paris noted after awarding 'GRAND PRIX', '...a visual symphony and an ode to life'
Dubai based film critic cited it in European documentary magazine DOX as, 'Strong political content with a distinct artistic vision…'
Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF 2014) jury awarding ‘GOLDEN CONCH’ & ‘Best Cinematography’ introduced the film as, 'Careful, patient and respectful observation bordering on meditation... a terrible beauty'
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