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The Salt in Our Waters

The Salt in Our Waters

Rezwan Shahriar Sumit

Bangladesh, France | 2020 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 106’

TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2020 (€ 45.000)
consultancy with TFL experts Greta Nordio and Síle Culley - online, September 2020

The TFL Funds are supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

festivals & awards

Feature Film, BFI London Film Festival 2020


For his latest art installation, Rudro journeys to a remote mangrove isle on the Bangladeshi Delta, a day's boat ride and a world away from modern, crowded Dhaka. Welcomed by the local fishermen and their leader Chairman, Rudro's modern ideas and lifelike sculptures enchant the village boys and his landlord's daughter.

But when the local Ilish catch proves elusive, the elders blame Rudro’s “idolatry” for the curse of empty nets. In this vanishing land where sea and sky merge, a storm is brewing and change – welcome or not – is coming.


original title

Nonajoler Kabbo




Bangladesh, France

running time


produced by

mypixelstory – Bangladesh
Arsam International – France

directed by

Rezwan Shahriar Sumit


Film Republic

When a sculptor visits a remote fishing village on the Bangladeshi Delta, he finds himself center stage in a primal, elemental conflict between man and nature.
TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2020

Rezwan Shahriar Sumit

Scriptwriter, Film Director