Private Project

The Ecolution

This film deconstructs the traditional storytelling human-voiced pattern, and attempts to narrate non-human voices with an aim to promote symbiosis or co-existence for the sake of ecological peace on earth. However, Nature and species except 'homo sapiens' become the center in this film, and the human character becomes the margin. The plot is surreal and postmodern where insects decided to film a human story on a magical river named RIVER RESET POINT. Here, human visits to reset their lives, to restart with their choices--anything they desire to be in the next life.

In the age of the Anthropocene, art and cinema can play a huge role in deconstructing the non-symbiotic power relationship that humans 'greedily' formed without being eco-conscious. This film can help rethink these power dynamics for a better earth!

  • Syed Arefinul Haque
    Key Cast
    "Multiple Roles"
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  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 11, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Indiana University Bloomington
Director Biography - AHMED TAHSIN SHAMS

Ahmed Tahsin Shams, a Ph.D. student in Media Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, has been in academia since 2016 as Lecturer in the Department of English Literature, Notre Dame University Bangladesh, later where he served as Assistant Professor in 2021. Moreover, he worked as a Visiting Scholar teaching "Academic Writing for Graduate Students" at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. He started his film career in 2010 with shorts, television drama, and film. So far, he accomplished 75+ audio-visual productions including commercials, documentary, OVC, fictions, and others. In Amazon Prime Video, two of his full length feature films are available: "A Tale of Night Flowers (Deho Station)" [2014], and "Reflection (Arshinagar)" [2022]. He has more than 34 google scholar citations, and 8 published research papers and more than 10 authored/edited books and creative publications. His research interests include aesthetic liberty in transcultural adaptation from text to screen, eco-critical approach in cinematic arts, and postmodernism in cinema and literature. His portfolio is available at 'WWW.AHMEDTAHSINSHAMS.COM"

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Director Statement

"Leaves who love the green, never fear the wind."