13 November, 2010

SECOND SCREENING OF DOCUMENTARY FILM ‘The Dreaming Vendors’ [ …Ebong Shaupno Jatree]
Dated: 13 November, 2010

Thammasat University, Pridi Banomyong Library, and Move Media Communications (MMC) organized the second screening of documentary film The Dreaming Vendors […Ebong Shaupno Jatree] at the Pridi Banomyong Library auditorium’ of Thammasat University Bangkok, Thailand on today 13th November morning. Dr. Varaporn Chamsanit, Director of Centre for Human Rights and Social Development (CHRSD), Mahidol University was present to inaugurate the screening as a special guest.

After the screening a Q & A Session took place with the film makers and other resource persons Dr. Ceoli Barry, Senior Advisor,Culture and Rights Project, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, Aj. Songyote Waeohongsa, Thammasat University as well. At least 25 students were present there from different departments of the Thammasat University. ‘The Dreaming Vendors’, a documentary film by Ahmed Abid, on the issues of Bangladesh’s cross coastal trafficking, economic migration and lack of human security and issues surround the Rohingya ethnic vulnerable group. The  dreaming vendors depict an extra ordinary horrific journey of Kamal and Fazlu, their sufferings and the struggle for survival who only endeavored for a better life in the backdrop of lack of human security.

The premiere of the film took place on November 11, 2010 at Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) and Ambassador of Bangladesh H.E. Mr. Kazi Imtiaz Hossain was present to inaugurate the screening as a special guest & panelist. Michael Miner, Regional Director, Southeast Asia Regional Cooperation in Human Development (SEARCH-CIDA), Phil Robertson, Deputy  Director, Asia Division (Human Rights Watch), Musarrat H. Chandan, Executive Producer and Ahmed Abid, Film maker was there on Q & A session as panelists. At least 145 registered guests were present there from different UN bodies, renowned media personalities, legal experts, member of different development agencies were present there.The program was moderated Mr. Jim Pollard, Sub Editor for The Nation.

Dewi R.
Media coordinator/ MMC