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Bangladesh War Movies Festival in Tripura
Bangladesh War Movies Festival in Tripura

Agartala, Aug 16 (TIWN) A three-week long Bangladesh film festival will begin in Tripura capital Agartala Sunday depicting the neighbouring country's liberation struggle of 1971, a Tripura minister said here Friday.

 "Eleven films, which recreate the valiant deeds of the freedom fighters in the 1971 liberation war, would be screened in four places in Tripura, including the capital," Tripura information and cultural affairs minister Bhanulal Saha told reporters.

The festival is being organised in association with Bangladesh and Tripura's cultural organisations, Bangladesh diplomatic mission in Agartala and the Tripura government.

"The proposed films to be screened in the film festivals have won various international awards," the minister said adding that during the festival, directors would be present to explain their movies and the heroic stories of the liberation war.

"Palashi to Dhanmandi", "Karigar", "Joyjatra", "Pramanya Chitra-1971", "Amar Bandhu Rashed" and "Guerrilla" are scheduled to be screened at the festival.

Saha said: "Over 1,600,000 Bangladeshis (more than the state's then total population of 1,500,000) had taken shelter in Tripura alone fleeing the barbaric attacks of the Pakistani forces."

"The new generation in India and other countries knows very little about Bangladesh's liberation war and the supreme sacrifice of lakhs of people and India's role in the battle," he added.


According to historian and writer Bikash Chowdhury, Tripura had six to seven camps in four different sectors from where the ‘muktijoddhas’ (freedom fighters) fought the Pakistani forces in the nine-month-long war in 1971 that led to the creation of Bangladesh from East Pakistan.

Tripura shares an 856-km border with Bangladesh.


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