Archive for February, 2015

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AND THEN at Bangladesh National Museum

The installation AND THEN or তারপর ended last night at the Bangladesh National Museum in Shahbagh, Dhaka. Even in the tense political climate with molotov cocktails being set off daily, throngs of people came through the exhibition, which was housed in the ground floor massive...

by Monica Bose on February 13th, 2015
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Unable to go to Katakhali …

Hello from Dhaka! I came to Bangladesh with my daughter Koli and filmmaker Nandita Ahmed to make our second trip to Katakhali Village, Patuakhali District to continue work on Storytelling with Saris. I have completed a set of new woodblocks based on climate change themes....

by Monica Bose on February 12th, 2015
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Interview of Climate Expert Sardar Shafiqul

Yesterday Nandita Ahmed and I met with and interviewed on film Sardar Shafiqul Alam of the International Centre for Climate and Development. He has done extensive research on climate change and gender in Bangladesh. He explained to us his findings that during cyclones, a vast...

by Monica Bose on February 6th, 2015
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In Dhaka with new woodblocks

I have a new set of woodblocks all ready for printing, but we are stuck in Dhaka unable to board the ferry to Katakhali due to a blockade (oborodh) and transportation and general strikes (hartal) announced by the opposition parties. The 72-hour strike was announced...

by Monica Bose on February 3rd, 2015
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