Aguan-Sun-Behind-The-Horizon

AGUAN-SUN BEHIND THE HORIZON
(9 min) Bangladesh
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Director/Producer:
Novera Hasan Nikkon

Description:

Bangladesh’s socio-cultural environment is built on gender discrimination, and girls are often considered to be financial burdens on their families from the time of birth. Empowering women is still a dream from generation to generation. This is the story of Ms. Rahela Begum, a single mother working as a female rickshaw-puller, who breaks traditional gender roles to support her two children after her husband leaves her. Muslim-majority Bangladesh is one of Asia’s most conservative societies, where the concept of a woman doing such a job was unheard of before Rahela hit the road three years ago in the capital city of Dhaka. Ignoring senseless conventions and stereotypes, Ms. Rahela is surely giving everyone in the sub-continent women-empowerment goals. From her start as a hapless single mother, her journey has been both challenging and inspiring, and her actions have proved that nothing is a barrier if you believe in yourself.

Biography:

Novera Hasan Nikkon is a student of the Fine Arts Department of the Jagannath University, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has worked with Dhrupad Communication since 2014 as an Associate Producer/Director. So far, she’s independently made four films as a director, winning prestigious international awards and accolades. Her proposal, The Girls are not Brides, won the best proposal award, The Hoso Bunka Foundation Prize, in the NHK Japan Prize competition. She is the first Bangladeshi and youngest recipient to receive this high-profile award in the fifty three years history of NHK Japan Prize. She has also participated in some international film events at home and abroad in India, Nepal, Malaysia, Japan, and the US.

Contact Information:

e: noverahasan1998@gmail.com



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- THE 3 CRICKETEERS
- 12TH HOUR
- AGUAN-SUN BEHIND THE HORIZON
- ALLERGY ALERT: PARANOIA IN OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
- THE AMERICAN DREAM AND OTHER FAIRY TALES
- AMERICAN JUSTICE ON TRIAL
- ANGOLA DO YOU HEAR US? VOICES FROM A PLANTATION PRISON
- APART
- THE ASSASSINATION OF ANNA. CRIME WITHOUT PUNISHMENT
- ATTICA
- BLURRING THE COLOR LINE
- BREE WAYY: PROMISE, WITNESS, REMEMBRANCE
- BUTTERFLY, BUTTERFLY
- THE CHILDREN IN THE PICTURES
- CODED BIAS
- COEXIST
- COVID CENTURY
- THE CREATIVE HIGH
- CROSSINGS
- A DECENT HOME
- ENDURING DEMOCRACY: THE MONTEREY PETITION
- FAIR PLAY
- FLY SO FAR
- FOG
- FOR THE BEES
- THE GHOSTS OF THE MOUNTAINS
- HUMAN KIND
- IMAGINING THE INDIAN
- THE JANES
- KICKING BALLS
- THE LONG BREAKUP
- MALDITA. A LOVE SONG TO SARAJEVO
- THE MISSION
- NEVER AGAIN PARA NADIE
- ORCHESTRATING CHANGE
- PASANG: IN THE SHADOW OF EVEREST
- THE POWER OF ACTIVISM
- THE PRICE OF CONFLICT
- RECKONINGS
- REFUGE
- REPAIRING THE WORLD: STORIES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE
- THE RESTLESS HUNGARIAN
- RICOCHET
- RUSSIA VS. RUSSIA
- SACRILEGE: THE UNHOLY RADICALIZATION OF EUROPE
- SANCTUARY
- THE SANCTUARY
- SAVING MINDS
- SENTINELS
- SIGN THE SHOW
- SILENT PANDEMIC - THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE
- THE SPACE BETWEEN US
- STREET REPORTER
- SURVIVING THE SILENCE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF TWO WOMEN IN LOVE WHO HELPED CHANGE MILITARY POLICY
- THIS ADVENTURE CALLED CALIFORNIA
- UNCONFINED
- UNGUARDED
- US KIDS
- WHEN I GET GROWN - REFLECTIONS OF A FREEDOM RIDER
- WRITING WITH FIRE