GUWAHATI, Nov 3 - Bangladeshi filmmaker Noor Imran Mithu stated that the freedom of expression is under threat in all parts of the world. Talking to The Assam Tribune at the third Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) here today, Mithu said the filmmakers in Bangladesh are also facing the same situation as elsewhere in the world.
Mithu�s film, An Orange Ship (Komola Rocket), is included in the screening schedule of the film festival.
He further said in such a situation the prime duty of a filmmaker is to portray the truth.
�An artiste should have the courage to react and raise voice against any injustice. But in Bangladesh, I think artistes have failed in raising their voice against injustice. The time is difficult for all of us,� Mithu rued.
An Orange Ship (Komola Rocket) is the debut film of Mithu, which has already won the debut film award at the Jaffna International Film Festival, jury award at the Nepal International Film Festival and the Festival Du Film D�asie Du Sud (France).
The film is a reflection of the recent socio-political scenario in Bangladesh. The plot of the story is about a journey on a century-old steamer named �Rocket�.
The film is a compilation of two famous short stories of Bangladesh.