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MEHERJAAN
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MEHERJAAN
 
US Premiere

Director: Rubaiyat Hossain

Bangladesh, 2011, 120min
Format: Digital (screening) - 35mm (shooting)
Festival Year: 2012
Category: Feature Narrative
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Cast:  Victor Banerjee , Jaya Bachchan, Omar Rahim, Rubaiyat Hossain, Humayun Faridi, Sharmili Ahmed, Khairul Alam Shabuj, Abul Kalam Azad, Shotabdi Wadud, Iqbal Sultan, Reetu Sattar, Shayna Amin, Monira Mithu, Nasima Selim, Ashique Mostafa
Crew:  Producers: Ashique Mostafa - Screenwriters: Rubaiyat Hossain - Cinematographer: Samiran Datta - Editor: Mita Chakrobarty, Sujan Mahmud - Composer: Neil Mukherjee
Email:  ashique.mostafayahoo.com

synopsis
In 1971, during Bangladesh's war of independence, Meher falls in love with a soldier from the enemy side. When her love is discovered, she is shamed and silenced by her family and society.Today 38 years after the war, Meher has a visitor she cannot turn down. Sarah--a 'war-child,' Meher's cousin Neela's daughter, who was given away for adoption has come back to piece together her past.Together, these two women must re-tell history through their stories in order to cut through the stigmas and walk into light.

director
Rubaiyat Hossain, director, writer, production designer and an actress of Meherjaan is an interdisciplinary researcher. She has completed her B. A. in Women Studies from Smith College, USA, M. A. in South Asian Studies from University of Pennsylvania, USA. In 2002 Rubaiyat obtained a diploma in Film Direction from New York Film Academy. Her primary fields of interest are Sufism, Bengali nationalism, formation of Bengali modernity and its correlation with female sexuality. Rubaiyat has directed, shot and edited few short films that screened a numerous international film festivals.
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