The Clay Bird

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The Clay Bird ★★ Matir Moina 2002

Anu (Bablu) is sent to a strict Islamic religious school where he befriends outcast Rokon (Farazi). Times are troubled in East Pakistan (it's the late 1960s) as the residents wish to create an independent state, which is causing problems with the Muslim rulers in West Pakistan. As Anu's family gets more politically involved, life be comes more dangerous. (Bangladesh was formed in 1971.) Bengali with subtitles. 98m/C DVD . Nurul Islam Bablu, Russell Farazi, Jayanto Chattopadhyay, Rokeya Prachy, Soaeb Islam; D: Tareque Masud; W: Tareque Masud, Catherine Masud; C: Sudhir Palsane; M: Moushumi Bhowmik.