Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2010 Script Development Fund Projects
As a leader of the local community, Amin Chairman bans every kind of image in his water-locked village in rural Bangladesh. He even goes on to claim that imagination is also sinful since it gives one the license to infiltrate into any prohibited territory. But change is a desperate wind that is difficult to resist by shutting the window. The tension between this traditional window and modern wind grows to such an extent that it starts to leave a ripple effect on the lives of a group of typically colorful, eccentric, and emotional people living in that village. But at the very end of the film, Television, which he hated so much, comes to the rescue and helps Amin Chairman reach a transcendental state where he and his God are unified. A new twist to the story makes him embrace IMAGE and IMAGINATION.
Any effort to exclude religion from life or life from religion would take us nowhere. This is the core thought that prompted me to take up the challenge of this film. Life always goes on flying with the wings of change. A fundamentalist religious institution will tend not to accept this current of change, because it is always frightened of losing its grip on people. In the process, it distances itself so much from life and becomes so ‘lifeless’. That’s how religious extremism and intolerance find its place in a society. I just want to put up one simple and age-old question: With every little thing on earth changing, can religious thoughts, norms and values remain unchanged?