REPPORT ON MATIR MOINA (THE CLAY BIRD) Yesterday an exceptional program was organized by www.priyocanberra.com & ANU Bangladesh Students Association (ANUBDSA)Message 1 of 1 , Aug 7, 2004View Source
REPPORT ON MATIR MOINA (THE CLAY BIRD)
Yesterday an exceptional program was organized by www.priyocanberra.com & ANU Bangladesh Students Association (ANUBDSA) in Canberra for the flood-affected people in Bangladesh. The program was held at Theatre 1. Manning Clarke Centre, ANU & the participation was tremendous. When more than half of the country is under flood & approximately 25 million people are homeless in Bangladesh, Bengali people here at Canberra once again proved that they really feel for their country more than anything else.
Matir Moina (The Clay Bird), directed by Tareque Masud, is a tale told with humour, visual flair and a canny sense of narrative. Masud shows real feeling for both the children's sadness and their ingenuous pluck in the face of life's trials: a combination symbolised by the clay bird of the title, yearning to escape its earthly form and take wing. Around 160 audiences enjoyed the short film with full of eagerness & emotion. Though the movie ran up to 9:30 pm, audience were seen chatting & discussing on the film till 11:00 night with cup of tea & coffee in their hands.
Earlier, the organizers declared that the whole fund to be collected from the tickets (A$320) & foods (A$623.55 includes cost) would be donated for the flood-affected people in Bangladesh. People, who came to enjoy the movie, participated spontaneously by the way of purchasing delicious foods like biriani, patties, chips, pakora, sweets, soft drinks & other snacks. The donation box ended up with A$ 252.95, an accumulation of heartfelt contribution by the Bengali community at Canberra & its well-wishers.
The video clip on the current flood was really a heart-touching one for all the spectators in the Theatre Hall. Brief discussion on the art film was opened by Farhadur Reza Probal & nicely concluded by Dr. Abed Chaudhury. It was indeed a nicely organized program, which will be remembered for its nobility & spontaneous participation of Canberra people.
M. MURSHED HAIDER (ANJOHN)
Team Member: PriyoCanberra.com
07 August 2004