Beyond the Waves

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The film follows Nasima, the first female surfer of Bangladesh, after her husband kicks her out of the same house that she built by selling her surf board. The film explores the dilemma between her love for surfing and her husband. Bangladeshi National Surfing competition becomes the big stage for her to return to the sport which she championed before.

Director Arifur Rahman / Bijon
Location Bangladesh
Duration 28 min.
Genre Family / Life / Social Issue
Air Date (JST) Mon, Dec. 4, 2017 *rerun
Mon, May 22, 2017 *rerun
Mon, Jan. 30, 2017

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Director

Arifur Rahman

Yu Haibo

Biography

Arifur Rahman became interested in filmmaking while studying Anthropology at Jahangirnagar University. His debut produced film Kingdom of Clay Subjects has World Premiered at 42nd Seattle International Film Festival has won the Best Film Award at 7th Chicago South Asian Film Festival. He has produced shows in collaboration with BBC, Scottish Documentary Institute, Bangladesh Documentary Council. His films have played at the prestigious Sheffield Doc/Fest and International Human Rights Liberation Film Festival.
As a producer and director, he initiated the first open discussion about the rights of the homosexual communities in Bangladesh after the screening of his short documentary Without a Window of His Own at the 6th International Human Rights Liberation Film Festival 2012 at Dhaka.

Filmography

2015 Kingdom of Clay Subjects (Role Producer)
2011 Without a Window of His Own (Role Director, Producer)
2010 Waiting For Godot (Role Director, Producer)
*Official Selection Sheffield Documentary Festival.
2013 Recycle Bin (Role Director, Producer)

Bijon

Kiki Tianqi Yu

Biography

Bijon is the first Bangladeshi Film Production/Directing MFA- graduate from the prestigious Film, Television, and Theatre Department of University of California, Los Angeles. His debut feature film Kingdom of Clay Subjects has World Premiered at 42nd Seattle International Film Festival and has won the Best Film Award at 7th Chicago South Asian Film Festival. He has received numerous awards for his filmmaking including Motion Picture Association of America Awards, Edie and Lew Wasserman Film Production fellowship, Dorothy Arzner Memorial Awards, and The Nancy Richardson Fund.

Filmography

2015 Kingdom of Clay Subjects (Role Writer, Director, Producer)
2012 f(x) (Role Writer, Director, Producer)
2012 Absolute Truth (Role Writer, Director, Producer)
2009 One Eyed Man (Role Writer, Director, Producer)
*Official Selection 31st International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand.
2009 Chaotic Rhythm (Role Writer, Director, Producer)
*Official Selection Dead Centre Film Festival, USA.
*Official Selection RedBud Film Festival, USA.
2008 Parallel Salvation (Role Writer, Director, Producer)
*Official Selection 62nd Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner;
*Official Selection Cultural Unplugged 2010.

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