|Role of participant||Writer, Director, Producer|
|Producer||Ashique Mostafa, Rubaiyat Hossain|
|Running time||119 min|
|Year of production||2011|
|Country of Production||Bangladesh|
LoglineTo face up to the masculine grand narrative of a nation and nationalism in broad-spectrum, Meherjaan is a women’s “feminine” re-visiting of Bangladesh’s independence war with Pakistan in 1971.
SynopsisIn 1971, during Bangladesh’s war of independence, Meher falls in love with a soldier from the enemy side. When her love is discovered, she is shamed and silenced by her family and society.
Today 38 years after the war, Meher has a visitor she cannot turn down. Sarah—a ‘war-child,’ Meher’s cousin Neela’s daughter, who was given away for adoption has come back to piece together her past.
Together, these two women must re-tell history through their stories in order to cut through the stigmas and walk into light.
Participation in international festivals / awardsFestival International de Films de Fribourg
Kolkata Film Festival
Festival de Cine de Bogotá
Orson Wells Award at Tiburon Film Festival
Best Critic Award at Jaipur International Film Festival