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Birth Pangs of a Nation

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The book and the film celebrate 40 years of Bangladesh?s turbulent history. Through images by the finest photojournalists in the world and personal interviews of photographers, freedom fighters, refugees and care givers, they map the birth of the nation and record the pain and sacrifice of the ordinary Bangladeshi, in what was one of the most massive human displacements in recent times. ?There are brief references to the complexities facing modern Bangladesh and its hope for the future.
at the Chhayanaut Auditorium, House 72, Road 15A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209
at 11 am on Monday, 12 December 2011

For those of you who missed David Burnett’s brilliant presentation last night, this is a chance to meet him in person. David Burnett, Raghu Rai and Abdul Hamid Raihan are the three photographers interviewed in the film.
Please link with us at and watch live web streaming of the launch .?The live streaming will commence at 11 am (Bangladesh time), on the 12th of December 2011.

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  1. Bardzo interesuj?ce ?r?d?o wiadomo?ci. Jestem bardzo zainteresowana co b?dzie mo?na odnale?? w kolejnych artyku?ach. Szczerze pozdrawiam autora – Sabina

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