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Human Rights Film Series: "The Clay Bird"

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium

Human Rights Film Series 2016-2017

The Cinema of Social Justice: the Films of Tareque Masud and Catherine Masud

"The Clay Bird" Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 3:30 - 5:30p.m. Konover Auditorium Thomas J. Dodd Center, Storrs, CT

Set against the backdrop of the turbulent period in the late 1960s leading up to Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan, Matir Moina (The Clay Bird) tells the story of a family torn apart by religion and war. Based on Tareque Masud’s own childhood, this acclaimed film follows a young boy, Anu, who is sent off to a strict Islamic school, or madrasa, by his deeply religious father Kazi. As the political divisions in the country intensify, an increasing split develops between the moderate and extremist forces within the madrasa, mirroring a growing divide between the stubborn but confused Kazi and his increasingly independent wife. Touching on themes of religious tolerance, cultural diversity, and the complexity of Islam, Matir Moina has universal relevance in a strife-ridden world.

All films will be screened at the Dodd Center in Konover Auditorium and will be followed by discussion with filmmaker Catherine Masud.

Admission is free.

Sponsored by Human Rights Institute & Thomas J. Dodd Research Center


Lyndsay Nalbandian,

Human Rights Institute (primary), Asian American Cultural Center, Asian American Studies Institute, Dodd Human Rights Impact, UConn Master Calendar

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