Bangladesh — A Little Country, A Little Rock ‘n Roll
This is a rough/first cut of a montage of footage I shot in Bangladesh in early 2010. The immediate goal is to shave off a few minutes while adding some unused footage as well, and putting in English subtitles for the speech. The ultimate goal is to capture the chaos, the calm, the color and the contradictions of this crazy country. This is also part of a discovery process in which I'm trying to learn the nature of the Bengali people and the nature of people in my own family, as well as myself. A photo exhibit trying to accomplish the same thing is at http://www.shamstarek.com. Video is not my medium, so suggestions are welcome. This is dedicated to and in memory of Suraiya Tarek.