The ‘Indus Valley International Film Festival 2020’ was held in Delhi, India with selected films from South Asia. Bangladhol-produced ‘Qasida of Dhaka’ won the award in the ‘Best Documentary’ category.
The pictures submitted in different sections are displayed online from 1-9 August. Pattakha, India’s national award-winning giant, was the inaugural film.
Nandita Das’s ‘Manto’ is shown as the final picture. Bangladesh’s ‘Qasida of Dhaka’ was screened as a documentary at the festival. It was created by writer and producer Anarya Murshid.
The producer said, “I have made a documentary on a lost but traditional subject like Qasida in the tireless efforts of the production company Bangladhol. Kasida is part of our cultural heritage. It needs to be saved. It feels good to receive an award for Qasida. I hope Bangladhol will continue such work in future.”
‘Qasida of Dhaka’ is narrated by actor Jayanto Chatterjee, filmed by Rasel Abedin Taj, edited by Anoy Sohag and background musicp produced by Prince Shuvo.