Dream Lithe


The film portrays a day of a girl street child who sells flower on roads, traffic signals and in parks of Dhaka. Her name is Shefaly a thin undernourished girl of about 8/9 years who sells flowers regularly in street and park. Monon a young adult who is known to her because he buys flower regularly from shefaly for his girlfriend Sraboni, one day Sraboni left Monon because he was late to come and on that day Monon finds shefaly at park and become curious to ask her whereabouts. When he hears shefaly he becomes sad of the daily struggle shefaly faces.

  • Zayed Siddiki
    Director
  • Zayed Siddiki
    Writer
  • Zayed Siddiki
    Producer
    Rasel Patuary, AR Zaman Zihad
  • Owishi, Kazi Bappa, Prerona Roaza
    Key Cast
  • Anamul Haq Kabir
    Director Of Photography
  • Anamul Haq Kabir
    Editor
    Rejaul Raju
  • Yeanur Hossain , Rahat Ahmed
    Assistant Directors
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Bangladesh
  • Country of Filming:
    Bangladesh
  • Language:
    Bengali
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 2nd International Youth Film Festival Langesund
    Telemark
    Norway
    June 10, 2016
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 9th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    January 26, 2016
    World Premeire
    Official Competition- Social Film Award
  • 8th International Inter University Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    April 23, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 1st Inspire Kalam International Film Festival
    Jaipur
    India
    February 18, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Inter-University Short Film Festival
    United International University, Dhaka,
    Bangladesh
    June 24, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 5th HAK-IS International Short Film Festival
    Ankara
    Turkey
    June 25, 2016
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 1st Cinemascope National Film Festival
    MIST, Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    February 4, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Cinemaking International Film Awards
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    November 14, 2020
    Honorable Mention
Director Biography - Zayed Siddiki

Zayed Siddiki is a young independent filmmaker, screenwriter and producer based in Dhaka. He has a post-graduate degree on TV, Film and Photography from University of Dhaka. Some of his films have been invited and screened in several international and national film festivals and got acclimation widely. His works reflects the neo-reality of contemporary Bangladeshi Society.

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Director Statement

This is a portrayal of all street girl children who sells the flower and on a daily they face the threat of hunger and abuse being in the bottom of social and gender hierarchy.