AKA: The Clay Bird
A family is torn apart by religion and war. Set in the turbulent period in the late 60's leading up to Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan. A young boy, Anu, is sent off to a strict Islamic school, or madrasa, by his deeply religious father Kazi. A split develops between moderate and extremist forces within the madrasa, mirroring a growing divide between the stubborn but confused Kazi and his increasingly independent wife. Touching upon themes of religious tolerance, cultural diversity, and the complexity of Islam.
- Bangladesh's submisssion for 2003 foreign language Oscar
- Nurul Islam Bablu
- Russell Farazi
- Jayanto Chattopadhyay
- Rokeya Prachy
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