The Brown International Writers Project presents:
Anisul Hoque's film, Television
Friday, 10 May at 6 pm
007 Lyman Hall
Following the screening of the full-length feature film directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farroki from a script by Anisul Hoque, Mr. Hoque will discuss the film and answer questions from the audience.
Film synopsis: As a leader of the local community, Chairman Amin bans every kind of image imaginable from being shown in his rural Bangladesh village. He claims that the imagination is sinful, as it is the gateway to immorality -- and does everything he can to keep the forces of evil -- such as television -- at bay. His efforts lead to ever-growing tensions between tradition and the modern world -- a world that keeps finding ways to press its way forward. Can the Chairman find a way to overcome his fears of images and the imagination and perhaps embrace what television can provide to him and his village?