Documentary film “Jol diye shuru” (Let’s begin with water) had its premiere at ULAB Campus B Seminar Room on August 24. As part of the continued partnership between WaterAid and HSBC, this documentary is the result of a competition held at ULAB among students of the Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) department.
Following a rigorous process of proposal submission, idea presentation, evaluations and final selection, the team “Cinepoka” — comprising six members — clinched the first position. Highly vulnerable climate affected area of Dacope in Khulna is the setting of the film. The central character Nitu, a school-going girl living in the area, shares a typical day in her life where currently clean water is easily available and widely consumed — something which was beyond her wildest imagination even a year or two back.
Prof Dr Sumon Rahman of MSJ, Md Liakath Ali of WaterAid, and Syeda Afzalun Nessa of HSBC, were present at the event. This initiative is one of the many youth engagement activities WaterAid is currently carrying out.