Screening of Happy Rain-Good News From Bangladesh

The Embassy of France in Bangladesh, is delighted to stand beside this film project and extend the all possible support. The film has been scheduled at different places including the Residence of France. Ministry of Foreign Affairs also arranges a private screening on 23rd March 2016, at 5 pm.

JPEG The Embassy of France in Bangladesh, is delighted to stand beside this film project and extend the all possible support.The film has been shown at the Alliance Française de Chittagong and at Alliance Française de Dhaka.The Ambassador of France organized a private screening at the Residence. Isabelle Antunès, availed the privilege to have a private screening by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The geographic placement has always been the reason Bangladesh to struggle hard against the disaster and ensure the survival at least. Therefore, the poverty could never be left behind and to walk through the path of solvency. Why not turning the weakness into the strength and curse into the blessings? When the rain has never been enough favorable for the poor of Bangladesh, “Happy Rain” illustrates the successful turnaround of the rain as a blessing.

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“Happy Rain” is a documentary by Isabelle Antunès, a French Filmmaker, takes place in Bangladesh, a small-waterlogged country encircled by India, and one of the most densely populated countries in the world. It is the success story of thousands of farmers who used to suffer due to heavy rain and the flood as consequence. With the help of a NGO, all these farmers explored a new strategy to make a profitable use of this flood instead of seeing its destruction. The farmers started cultivating fish during the rain and flood time that compensated their loss in rice cultivation. And this is how the curse rain turned in to “Happy Rain”.

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The Embassy of France in Bangladesh, is delighted to stand beside this film project and extend the all possible support. In this regard, the film has been shown at the Alliance Française de Chittagong on 14th march and at Alliance Française de Dhaka on 16th March. With due pleasure, the Ambassador of France organized a private screening at the Residence on 20th March. In addition, Isabelle Antunès, availed the privilege to have a private screening by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on 23rd March 2016, at 5 pm.
Many films about Bangladesh merely illustrate the poverty and the natural and man-made disasters suffered by this country, and continue feeding the image of Bangladesh being a “lost cause”. This image was constructed in the beginning of the 1970s and has been instilled ever since. Despite of the fact, that it has undergone devastating floods and that each year, Bangladesh has since come a long way by ensuring its food security. This formidable turnaround has been possible due to the inventiveness and creativity of the population as well as succeeding governments considerably relying on local initiatives, awarding prizes each year to the most promising out of them, using their models and encouraging efforts through television exposure. This project worked on re-establishing this truth and showing a different image of this country.

Dernière modification : 22/03/2016

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