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The Clay Bird (2002)
"Matir moina" (original title)

 -  Drama | History  -  31 July 2007 (India)
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A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nurul Islam Bablu ...
Anu
Russell Farazi ...
Rokon
Jayanto Chattopadhyay ...
Kazi
Rokeya Prachy ...
Ayesha
Soaeb Islam ...
Milon
Lameesa R. Reemjheem ...
Asma
Moin Ahmed ...
Ibrahim
Md. Moslemuddin ...
Headmaster
Abdul Karim ...
Halim Mia
Shah Alam Dewan ...
Boatman
Golam Mahmud ...
Shaheen
Pradip Mittra Mithun ...
Uttam
Auyon Chowdhury ...
3rd Friend
Masud Ali Khan ...
Khan Bahadur
Manjila Begum ...
Female Singer- Night Concert
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A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.

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While the film was not nominated for an Oscar, it was Bangladesh's first film ever to be submitted to the Academy Awards for consideration to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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This the first movie from Bangladesh nominated for Oscar
16 October 2010 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Matir Moyna, known in English as The Clay Bird is a Bengali film directed by Tareque Masud, a film director of Bangladesh. The film was released in 2002. This the first movie from Bangladesh nominated for Oscars. The film is set in the late-'60s, prior to Bangladeshi independence from Pakistan; the film deals with a young boy named Anu, in a Bangladeshi small-town, with his strict and deeply religious father, mother and little sister.The story starts with a boy Anu whose father fears his boy's corruption by the outside world sends his son to study in to a strict Islamic school called Madrassa.

This film reveals many allegations and documented cases of physical abuse in madrassas, such as corporal punishment, beatings and other such practices ( for example writing Arabic with left hand was a great sin, having TV which considered as a box of a Satan in home etc).


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