The Innocence .
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Everything is fair in love, war and cinema…
This is a story of love, dreams, politics, revolution and aftermath of a freedom war of one of the poorest developing country, where few peoples started to fight against all the odds by filmmaking!
KABIR, a young fellow kills an ant accidentally and wants to repent when he comes to know that a vagabond RAZZAQ knows about his killing who believes that everybody in this earth is acting in films where the God is the director and thousands of cameras are always following everybody. Razzaq tells him that he is going to make a film and he has to be the hero in it in order to repent. Once Razzaq tells him about the heroine who has been caged in the neighbor town. One evening, Kabir manages him to agree to leave the town and rescue the lady. Razzaq tries to stop him but he insists on going alone. As she is the beloved of Razzaq, he resists him to go and they start fighting. Kabir hits him on his head with a stone and non-stop bleeding overflows the place. The film doesn’t culminate.
Md Ashraful Alam (Ashraf Shishir)Director
Md Ashraful Alam (Ashraf Shishir)Writer
Faridur Reza SagarProducer
Runtime:21 hours 5 minutes 36 seconds
Country of Origin:Bangladesh
Country of Filming:Bangladesh
Shooting Format:2K HD
Film Color:Black & White
Biography of the Director:
Md Ashraful Alam, whose penname/nickname is Ashraf Shishir, is a National Award Winning Independent Motion Pictures and Film Professional, Script Writer, Poet, Story Writer, Human Rights Activists from Bangladesh. Educated in IT and law, he is the pioneer of the AECB film movement, a platform for the filmmakers to establish alternative show-case for better cinema with more than 20,000 members. He is the founder and festival director of International Open Film Festival (IOFF). He is the jury of several international film festivals like Houston Cinemania Film Festival (Texas, USA),Red Rock Film Festival(Utah, USA), Widescreen Film & Music Festival (Florida, USA), Walur Lake International Film Festival (Kashmir, India). Published four books on literature and film.
Filmography of the Director:
Ashraf Shishir`s debut work includes feature titled THE INNOCENCE [Amra Ekta Cinema Banabo] which which takes 200 shooting days of 9 years (from 15 May 2009 to 30 June 2018) and more than 4000 artists and crews worked for this film on voluntary basis. Meanwhile, his 2nd feature THE CART [Gaariwala] released in 2015 (Script and direction, Recipient of prestigious Grant from the Govt. of Bangladesh and selected in more than 86 International Film Festivals in 30 Countries and won 26 International Awards from India, Chile, Italy, Spain and USA and the National Film Award), 3rd feature film titled THE INNER SOUND [Gopon] (Script and direction, Recipient of prestigious International Awards from Russia and India and selected in more than 17 International Film Festivals in 13 Countries till date) is awaiting for it`s worldwide release in February 2018. Featurate (Mid-length Feature) fiction film titled THE UNSUNG [Judhdhata Chilo Shadhinotar], Short film titled THE F.I.F.O and feature film titled THE UNPARALLELED [Adwaita] is in work-in-progress stage. Documentary film titled THE CAGE BIRD 2012 has been screened in 16 International Film Festivals in 12 countries and won 1 award from USA. He created few television commercials and music videos too. A social advertisement directed by him was nominated as the finalist in an event organized by the United Nations Office, Geneva, Switzerland in 2018. Ashraf also directed 3 music videos of a musical band named “Shironamhin” which ranked year-long as top ranker in Bangladesh and have millions of views on youtube. He is the writer and producer of the feature film titled THE LOANEE which is now work-in-progress stage. Ashraf worked as one of the scriptwriters and directors (5 episodes, 2 seasons) of THE A BILLION TO ONE (2017-18), an international TV & web-series (Amazon Prime Videos) produced by CollabFeature, an award-winning USA-based company, record breaking team of filmmakers & creators from all over the world.
In this world, we are enthralled by the diversifying creation of God. We laugh. We cry. We see dreams, and dreams get shattered, but we never cease to dream. A very tiny creature is seen walking around us whose brain weight is rather a bit more than the rest of its body, which cannot be found in other creatures of the world. Even human does not possess this quality. May be that is why God has created ants thus. There are many human in this world having wishes to do something for this world, for its inhabitants, but cannot meet the affordability. And it becomes difficult to distinguish them from those ants.....
Story of our making film doesn’t culminate. We want to create a language with collaboration. The language of love and the one to express hatred . We will make a film. All together. Won’t you be with us? Or do you have a good story, the story which you haven’t told yet to anyone?”