3RD I NY
along with Drishtipat & Probini present
Way Back Home
Winner of the Golden Conch at the Mumbai Int'l Film Fest and the 2003 BBC Audience Award for best documentary at Manchester's Commonwealth Film Festival
About the Film
Director: Supriyo Sen
India, 2003. Documentary. 120 mins.
Bengali with English subtitles
In 1947 after a protracted struggle, India achieved freedom from British colonial rule at the cost of dividing the nation in two. A million were killed in the wake of violent communal riots between Hindus and Muslims. Millions more became refugees, amongst whom were the director's parents, who had to leave their ancestral home for an unknown future. After more than fifty years Supriyo Sen follows his parents as they visit their lost homeland in what is now known as Bangladesh. This poignant film is about this journey, individual and collective memories and the historical consciousness that arises from personal recollections. Shot clandestinely and censored by the film certification board of India, Way Back Home is a courageous and militant reminder of defining events for the people of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
About the Director
Sen is an award winning documentary filmmaker. His film The Nest won the National Award, BFJA Award and was selected for the Indian Panorama, IFFI in 2001. Before that he directed a 54-minute documentary investigating genocide caused by a stone-crushing factory (Wait Until Death) and also a film called The Dream of Hanif. Feted by critics, Way Back Home is his most powerful film to date.
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