In Bangladesh, the Bureau of Statistics shows that in the last seven years (2013-2020) the number of divorces has been raised to 35% than before. Only Dhaka (the capital of Bangladesh) has received 50,000 divorce appeals meanwhile. News says in every hour a divorce is happening in Dhaka city, where 70% of them are women. Chittagong and Barishal (the two divisions of Bangladesh) also have raised numbers. The other divisions are not lacking behind as well.
What is the reason behind divorce? What is the outcome? Who stays by the side? And who doesn’t? Does it only make oneself undergo frustration? Or the freedom of wind convenes to sing loudly.
This documentary film is the statement of the socio-personal experience of men and women who are getting or giving divorce, understanding relationships along finding the source and propagation of this social taboo. This analytical documentary film is poetic, explainer, and experimental. And practically this film will follow the cinema vary and interview-based documentary film.
Jaganmoy PaulProducerBangladesh Cinema & Television Institute (BCTI)
Diana MerilineKey Cast
Proma IsratKey Cast
Rakibul HasanKey Cast
Project Title (Original Language):বিচ্ছেদ
Runtime:21 minutes 27 seconds
Completion Date:October 31, 2021
Production Budget:6,500 USD
Country of Origin:Bangladesh
Country of Filming:Bangladesh
Student Project:Yes - Bangladesh Cinema And Television Institute (BCTI)
10th Liberation DocFest 2022Dhaka
March 12, 2022
JAGANMOY PAUL is a human rights filmmaker, scriptwriter, and theatre activist in Bangladesh. His specialization has been enhancing Human rights culture in Bangladesh through audio-visual media and cultural activism since 2006. He obtained a master's degree in Human Rights Law from Dhaka International University and a Post Graduate Diploma in filmmaking from Bangladesh Cinema and Television Institute (BCTI) under The Ministry of Information & Broadcast in Bangladesh.
Within this time also he has attached to audio-visual media- Television, and cinema with performance and direction. Those professional experiences help him think rationally and build a different perspective to understand the world through a gender lens. He started his film journey by participating 7th Cine workshop, organized by DIFF & conducted by Majid Movasseghi in 2017. Since then he has been involved in several projects to make documentary and fiction films based on Gender-based violence, human trafficking, VAWG, Urban poverty, Migrant workers’ rights, and women empowerment.
His Documentary film “The Revamp” has been awarded as the Best Film (1971 & Beyond category) in the National competition at the 10th Liberation DocFest Bangladesh (2022), organized by Liberation War Museum & also Officially selected on 20th GISFF- Gwanghwamun International Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea (Festival ran from 25th of May to 30th Of June 2022).
Another documentary film “Rocky the Sea Kid” got the Jury Award in the 3 Minutes Film festival and Competition 2022, organized by The National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.
He is the owner of JP.BD Productions, an audio-visual communication firm since 2017 (reg. 2020).
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His glimpse of work:
Documentary - Bichched- The Revamp (2021), based on the personal story of divorced Women and Men and the breaking of societal taboo, OVAL-Our Voice in Arts and Literature (2021), Presented by Purbanat, a commissioned work of Birmingham City Council (UK), We Stand Together To fight Human Trafficking and Child Marriage (2021), based BC/TIPs drive 2014-2020, a project closing documentary, Mohaner Mangal Asor, (2020), Insights (2019) (based on the Journey of Bangladeshi student, film for MEG & NETZ Bangladesh), visiting Bangladesh (2019) (Documentary for Netz-volunteer, Germany), Nostalzia (2017), Scriptwriter and one of director, Understanding Gender (2016) by Kamla Vasin (Video Documentation).
Mighty Afrin (2021), a documentary film directed and produced by Angelos Rillis (Greece)- based on an Orphan Girl (Afrin) who lived in a chor area (water land) in the northern part of Bangladesh, and worked as a casting Director.
Short Fiction – She & He (2021), Uttorer Haoa (2020), based on early marriage and human trafficking, Da’vai (2019), Done (2019), Red Balloon (2017).
ONGOING Documentary project- Laaljatra, (2017) a red procession demanding recognition 25th of March 1971 in Bangladesh as a Genocide, My Ordinary Father (2021), Mr. Cruse (2020), Poush Shongkranti (2019).
Fiction project- Omaboshyar Dol- the dark swing (2021).
Diana (32), a corporate service holder, loved her boyfriend. They married each other and spent 15 years together. But they are separated.
Proma (31), a Lawyer, married and spent 4 years of family life. After that, they separated.
& Rakibul (36), married his cousin at his family's demand. But only a few months they spent together and then divorced.
They all have faced bitter experiences as well as social taboos by their near and distant relatives.
Through their journey, an analytical view will be portrait and the relationship between women and men will be figured out.