The clay bird / MK2 Productions ; a film by Tareque Masud ; produced by Catherine Masud ; directed by Tareque Masud.

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Academic Video Online.
Harrington Park, NJ : Milestone Films, 2002.
1 online resource (99 minutes)
Boys -- Bangladesh -- Drama.
Madrasahs -- Bangladesh -- Drama.
Monastic and religious life -- Bangladesh -- Drama.
Feature films.
Historical films.
In Bengali with English subtitles.
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Set against the backdrop of the turbulent period in the late 1960s leading up to Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan, The Clay Bird tells the story of a family torn apart by religion and war. Anu, a shy young boy from rural East Pakistan (Bangladesh, as it is now known) is sent away by his father Kazi, an orthodox Muslim, to a Madrasah - or Islamic- school. Far from his family and the warmth of his region's Hindu festivities, Anu struggles to adapt to the school's harsh monastic life. As the political divisions in the country intensify, an increasing split develops between moderate and extremist forces within the Madrasah. Back in the village, these same tensions create a growing divide between the stubborn but confused Kazi and his increasingly independent wife, Ayesha. Touching upon themes of religious tolerance, cultural diversity, and the complexity of Islam, The Clay Bird has universal relevance in a crisis-ridden world.
Cinematographer, Sudheer Palsane ; film editor, Catherine Masud ; music, Moushumi Bhowmik.
Title from resource description page (viewed February 03, 2017).
Won 2002 Cannes Film Festival, Director's Fortnight
Won 2002 Marrakech International Film Festival, Best Screenplay
Won 2002 National Film Awards, Bangladesh, Best Child Artist
Won 2002 National Film Awards, Bangladesh, Best Screenplay
Nominated 2004 Directors Guild of Great Britain, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Foreign Language Film
Nominated 2003 Kerala International Film Festival, golden Crow Pheasant
Nominated 2002 Marrakech International Film Festival, Golden Star
Māsuda, Tāreka, director.
Māsuda, Kyātharina, producer.
MK2 Productions, production company.
Alexander Street Press.
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