ePaper

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shahida Akhter Wins award for documentary film at Jakarta

  • Print

Author, researcher, social activist & filmmaker Dr Shahida Akhter has been given the Platinum Award as the Best Director at the Award Ceremony of the International Film Festival on Women, Social Issues and Zero Discrimination 2016 for her documentary film 'Fight Acid Violence' held at the Indonesian capital Jakarta on 7th March. The award ceremony was organized to celebrate International Women's Day and Zero Discrimination Day 2016. The main mission of the International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues, and Zero Discrimination is to support & promote the filmmakers from all over the world, and to raise awareness towards issues relating to women and social issues in general, and to help the United Nations promote peace and its humanitarian goals. Films and documentaries from various parts of the world contested in the festival, and the Filmmakers, Directors, Producers, Actors, Singers of Indonesia, USA, Canada, Italy, England, Australia, Egypt, Africa, Srilanka, Singapore, India and Bangladesh attended the festival. Dr. Shahida Akhter is the only filmmaker from Bangladesh to attend the festival and receive the prestigious award.Dr. Shahida Akhter has wide experience in the areas of education, literature and language, project management, training, election supervision, advocacy and campaign, research, gender issues, human rights, child rights, folklore and cultural heritage for 27 years. She worked with the Ministry of Education in Bangladesh, Bangla Academy (Senior Fellow, Ford Foundation), Campaign for Popular Education, UNICEF (Consultant), Bangladesh Open University, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, and other national and international organizations.

More News For this Category

Hope to cooperate with Chinese talents: Aamir

| By Asian Age Online
China and India should definitely cooperate in making a film which blends the two cultures and strike a chord 
Hope to cooperate with Chinese talents: Aamir

Hrithik Roshan beats Hollywood biggies

| By
None of us can ever be immune to Hrithik Roshan's charms and looks like the world is catching up as well. For the handsome and talented actor, 2018
Hrithik Roshan beats Hollywood biggies

The royal love story on celluloid

| By Entertainment Desk
The relationship between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle has been on the top of media discussion throughout the 2017 and continued to create a buzz in
The royal love story on celluloid

Liberation war in wood art

| By Entertainment Desk
A month-long special solo exhibition of artworks by eminent Hashem Khan titled Joratalir Chalchitra is now underway at the Nalinikanta Bhattasali Gallery of the Bangladesh National Museum (BNM)
Liberation war in wood art

Deepika turns a rowdy traffic cop

| By
Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, who is awaiting the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus - Padmaavat (erstwhile Padmavati), recently turned a rowdy cop on Mumbai streets. Reportedly,
Deepika turns a rowdy traffic cop

Tom Hanks hailed as 'Greatest actor of all time' by fans

| By
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the 'greatest actor' of them all. Reportedly, the mirror has answered and it is none other than our very own Forrest
Tom Hanks hailed  as 'Greatest actor  of all time' by fans

Tareque Masud Film Week ends

| By Entertainment Desk
The 'Tareque Masud Film Week' that began on January 12 ended on Tuesday, reports UNB.   The Digital Life Institute (Institute of Information and Communications Technology) arranged the film

Katy Perry denies having plastic surgery ever

| By
Singer Katy Perry says she has never gone under the knife to enhance her looks. The "Swish swish" singer says she got lasers and filler injections to reduce
Katy Perry denies having  plastic surgery ever

Zayn Mallick gets Gigi Hadid's eyes tattooed?

| By
Many of Zayn Malik's tattoos have a sentimental meaning behind them, from his dad's name, which he tattooed behind his ear to the portrait of Perrie Edwards that

Dakota Johnson, Chris Martin take a romantic walk

| By
Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin are going public about their relationship. TMZ.com reported that the new couple strolled on the beach over the weekend, packed on some PDA
Dakota Johnson, Chris Martin take a romantic walk

© 2018 The Asian Age