The Words of Silence

In Bangladesh, it is still considered a girls fault that she got raped. This film shows a situation that describes the mental health issues of a girl who got raped. She is all alone facing these facts, and there is nobody to hold her hands. She and her emotions are just like a doll behind the scene, whose face remains unseen to others. Here the doll is a metaphor to show the mental crisis and the worst things that happened to her. She tried to fight these issues but fails. This film portraits a loser, but she could be saved if she was not left alone and accused by others. It tells the story of those who lose. And will make the audience think to stop the trend to normalize rape as a girl's fault.

  • Hridika BIswas
  • Hridika Biswas
  • Oindrila Barua
  • Oindrila Barua
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Mobile Phone
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Chittagong College
  • Lift-off Global Network

  • Women's International Film Festival Nigeria

    Honorable Mention
Director Biography - Hridika BIswas

Hridika Biswas, Age:19,

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Director Statement

Tells the story of those girls who have lost to themselves, lost to life. Here, a doll represents the horrific events that the girl had to face in the various states during and after getting raped. The story does not present a hero. It is a story of defeat, which will make the viewer think about what is needed to be corrected.

Special thanks to OIndrila Barua, Taisir.