International Lens Film Series: The Clay Bird
1/24/2013, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Vanderbilt International Student Association (VISA)
Dir: Tareque Masud.
Set against the backdrop of unrest in East Pakistan in the late 60s leading up to the Bangladesh War of Liberation, a small family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world. A young boy is sent off to a madrasah by his unbendingly devout father. His younger sister falls ill and dies because of the father’s refusal to use conventional medicine. An emotionally powerful and tragically melancholy story as seen through the eyes of a child trying to understand the inhumanity attacking him from all sides. Bengali with English subtitles. Unrated. 89 mins.