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Day After… / Anyadin…

by Kamar Ahmad Simon Documentary Competition

What if a river could tell stories? On the ancient paddle steamer "Rocket," passengers from all walks of life are transported across the Ganges from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Filmmaker Kamar Ahmad Simon roams the crowded decks with his camera, where influential politicians take their seats alongside day laborers and foreign tourists. There is singing, drinking and heated discussion. The captain skilfully steers the ship through the shallow waterway, past picturesque landscapes. With fine situation comedy, DAY AFTER captures the voyage of a ship that is more like the miniature of an entire country, condensing the experience of an adventurous journey into a highly entertaining evening at the movies.

About the director(s)

Born in Bangladesh, filmmaker Kamar Ahmad Simon first trained as an architect before becoming a creative director. He made a name for himself with his award-winning debut film ARE YOU LISTENING! (2012), which opened both the Open Doors Screenings in Locarno and DOK Leipzig festival, and won, among others, the Cinéma du Réel Grand Prix. His second feature-length documentary film DAY AFTER… had its world premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Filmography (selection): Day After… (doc, 2021) | Are You Listening! (doc, 2012)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Bangladesh, France, Norway, 2021
  • Runtime: 115 Min
  • Languages: Bengali
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Kamar Ahmad Simon
  • Cast: Kazi Md. Mohsin, Abdullah Al-Mamun, Ariful Islam, Tuhin Kanti Das, Surjo Polas, Noor-I- Naznin, Oniruddho Ratan Das
  • Screenplay: Kamar Ahmad Simon
  • Cinematography: Kamar Ahmad Simon
  • Editor: Saikat Sekhareswar Ray
  • Sound: Sukanta Majumdar, Delowar Hossain Maruf
  • Music: Saikat Sekhareswar Ray
  • Producers: Sara Afreen, Dominique Welinski, Ingrid Lill Høgtun
  • Production Companies: Studio BEGINNING, DW, Barentsfilm AS
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