Documentary : Ekti Nadir Naam (The Name of a River)
In partnership with the Root Reel
Ekti Nadir Naam (The Name of a River), by Anup Singh (85’)
An evocation of Ritwik Ghatak’s cinema- a nostalgic longing for a cinematic past as well as cinema’s attempt to return to a lost homeland. In The Name of a River, Anup Singh uses a love story between a man and a woman crossing the river between Bangladesh and India – playing the roles of refugees, divine beings and literary and cinematic characters – to understand the mysteries of the events that led to the massacre of half a million people and forced ten million people to migrate across the newly established borders.
The film has been screened at numerous international film festivals, winning the Aravindan Award, India, for best debut filmmaker in 2001, and the Silver Dhow Award for best feature at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in 2002.