Screen/Society--AMI Showcase--Bangladeshi Film--"Udhao" (Runaway)
(Amit Ashraf, 2013, 98 min, USA/Bangladesh, in Bengali w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital)
--Introduced by Camille Chanod, Romance Studies, Duke University
A drama-thriller about the men who hide in the shadows of Dhaka city, and a rickshawalla turned bounty hunter named Babu hell-bent on finding these runaways and forcing them to face their past. His life mission comes to an ultimate crossroad when he meets is biggest prey: a corrupt politician named Akbar. Convinced an evil spirit possess him, Babu captures Akbar and forces him to retrace the winding and dark path that led him there. Little does Babu know the dark secrets that haunt Akbar are about to be unleashed…
-- Winner, Rising Star Award at the Canada International Film Festival, 2012.
-- Winner, Best Cinematography Feature at the Action on Film International Film Festival, 2012.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsors: The Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) and Contre-Courants | South Asia Against the Tide.