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2014 Bangladesh

Rafiquin Nabi

  To meet Rafiqun Nabi, is to meet one of the co creators of the artistic scenery in Bangladesh. Born as the eldest of eleven, he saw paintings by his father since he was very young. His father was an artist at heart, but did not live in a time or place where he could […] Continue reading →

Abdul Alim

We visited a rarity in Bangladesh: an elderly care center, partly privately sponsored and mostly paid for by the families of the people that live there. There are six buildings with 20 residents, women with women and men with men. We portrayed four of their residents. This is Abdul Alim. As told by Selina Akhter, […] Continue reading →

Mahbub Alam Chowdhury

Most people have no space and time for compassion because they are too busy with their own stakes. An old man who had a stroke in an asylum in Dhaka. The only thing that is left of him is mumbling and in panic grasps my hand with the only hand that he has. Try to sit […] Continue reading →

Sophia

  This is Sophia Katun, she is 92 years old. She is a lady who can tells us about the way Dhaka changed since she came to live there. The house where she lives in now, was built by her eldest son, and every son of hers has one floor of the building. She lives […] Continue reading →

Tara

This is Tara (70++). She lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is a Christian in a Muslim dominated world. Her husband died 6 years ago and she is so lonely now that she is afraid of loosing her speech. Her younger neighbor Oroni (20) remembers her from her childhood as somebody that played with them, putting candles […] Continue reading →

Ara Chowdhury

  This is Rowshan Ara Chowdhury. She is the grandmother of Alia Kamal, one of the artists of the Dhaka art project. When we first meet, Alia tells me how guilty she feels of having a grandmother in the house, with whom she barely speaks or has contact with. She says her grandmother has been […] Continue reading →

Mohammad Ikramullah

Mohammad Ikramullah is the son of Sophia Katun, and lives on the top floor in the building he had build for them, together with his wife, daughter and son in law. He has been living in the United States with his whole family, two more sons. They went there 35 years ago, to seek a […] Continue reading →

Abu Musa

We visited a rarity in Bangladesh: an elderly care centre, partly privately sponsored and mostly paid for by the families of the people that live there. There are six buildings with 20 residents, women with women and men with men. We portrayed four of their residents. This is Abu Musa, 93 years. During the 1947 […] Continue reading →

Johora Begum

“This is Johora Begum, 92 years old, no children, saving the days in a private asylum for the elderly, somewhere in Dhaka. Dhaka, Bangladesh. I sat next to her and she said to me: Brother, where have you been so long? And I said to her: I was was waiting for you. And than she […] Continue reading →

Anowara Begum Rani

This is the grandmother of Jhumu, one of the artist and friends we work with in the Dhaka project. Her name is Anowara Begum Rani, and she is over 70, and has 5 children. Jhumu introduces her as being a beautiful woman, who prides herself of looking decent always. She is living with her daughter […] Continue reading →