The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) has screened Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale on 24th February, 2020 as part of celebrating Mujib Year, the birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The film was screened at the auditorium of the university’s campus in Dhanmondi. Over 200 students and officials of ULAB attended the screening
Centre for Research and Information Trustee Radwan Mujib Siddiq and the film’s director Piplu Khan took part in a discussion after screening the film. At the end of the event, Radwan Mujib Siddiq and Piplu Khan answered questions from the audience.
Reflecting on the docudrama of which he was a co-producer, Siddiq said his idea was to bring forth the vignettes and anecdotes of Sheikh Hasina as the daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman that are often lost under the weight of her role as the premier of the country.
“It took me and Piplu Vai (director of the docudrama) five hours to wait for having a conversation with my aunty (Sheikh Hasina). As she was putting my son to sleep, she was reluctant to join us to get filmed. I told her to come with the baby in her lap. That was the beginning of the journey of a visual storytelling spanning five years culminating in the docudrama titled ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’’, said Siddiq.
ULAB Board of Trustees Vice President Dr Kazi Anis Ahmed, ULAB Vice Chancellor Professor H M Jahirul Haque, ULAB Pro Vice- Chancellor Professor Shamsad Mortuza, National Professor Dr Rafiqul Islam; ULAB Board of Trustees members Ameenah Ahmed and Kazi Inam Ahmed, ULAB Registrar Lt Col (Retd) Foyzul Islam, ULAB Board of Trustees Special Advisor Professor Imran Rahman, teachers, students, and guests were present at the event.