Guerrilla_(2011_film)This year, 19 days long Bangladesh film festival to begin on 18 August 2013 will showcase movies depicting the neighbouring country’s liberation struggle of 1971.

Eleven films including ‘Palashi to Dhanmandi’, ‘Karigar’, ‘Joyjatra’, ‘Pramanya Chitra-1971’, ‘Amar Bandhu Rashed’ and ‘Guerrilla’ are scheduled to be screened in four places in Tripura and Delhi.

The festival is being organised in association with Bangladesh and Tripura’s cultural organisations, Bangladesh diplomatic mission in Agartala and the Tripura government.

During the festival, directors would be present to explain their movies and the heroic stories of the liberation war.

In a press conference, Tripura information and cultural affairs minister Bhanulal Saha showed concern that the new generation in India and other countries know very little about Bangladesh’s liberation war and the supreme sacrifice of lakhs of people and India’s role in the battle.

The reason why the film festival on Bangladesh’s liberation war has been organized every year.