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The Salt in Our Waters

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.

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Title: The Salt in Our Waters
Year: 2020
Directed by: Rezwan Shahriar Sumit
Premiere & awards: BFI London Film Festival 2020, Feature Film
Produced by: mypixelstory – Bangladesh Arsam International – France
Countries: Bangladesh, France


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.

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