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“COASTLANDERS 8 to 8” is in the “Anadolu” Newspaper

After the 11th Dhaka International Film Festival…

COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 was one of the finalists at the 11 th Dhaka International Film Festival ( DIFF)  in the category fo women filmmakers.

News from the daily newspaper  NEWAGE written by Ariful Islam Mithu

Symphony of colours at Rang show
Rifat Munim
 

The on-going ‘Exposition 2010’at the Bangladesh National Museum is offering a variety of exhibitions of varieties ranging from installations, paintings and photographs to foods, seeds and spices.
The 11-day exhibition organised by fashion house Rang to celebrate its 15th founding anniversary is open from Saturday to Wednesday between 9:30am to 4:30pm, and from 3:30pm to 7:30pm on Friday till January 25.
The paintings include the works by Quamrul Hasan, Mohammad Kibria, Murtaja Baseer, Rashid Chowdhury, Qayyum Chowdhury, Hashem Khan, Rafiqun Nabi and Samarjit Ray Chowdhury. Most of the paintings are figurative and in bright colours.
Quamrul Hasan and Hashem Khan’s paintings show rural women while Mohammad Kibria’s works present abstract objects and Qayyum Chowdhury paintings feature women and nature.
The photographs displayed are of colourful flowers, fruits and vegetables. They also show various sale objects including cheap clothes and accessories featured in roadside shops.
A different section titled ‘Colour of Folk Art’ was dedicated to the showcasing of handicrafts including hand fans, quilts and potteries skilfully designed in various colours.
The installations include ‘Colour of Identity’, ‘Dark with Colourful Song’, ‘Colour of Soft Feathers’, ‘Colour of natural dye’, ‘Colour of Texture and Reflection’, ‘Colour of Threads’, ‘Colour of Ocean elements’ and ‘Colour of Natural Ingredients’.
Rang’s director Biplob Saha said, ‘We have selected small objects of life along with bright flowers and trees to show how nature surrounds us with a celebration of colours.’
Another director of Rang’s, Soumik Das said, ‘The exhibition is dedicated to the dye-workers who make our lives colourful by dying the threads.’
Food and disaster management minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque inaugurated the exhibition on January 15.


20 films by women screened in fest

“COASTLANDERS 8 to 8” will be screened at the International Dhaka Film Festival

“COASTLANDERS 8 to 8” is selected as finalist for the “11th Dhaka International Film Festival”

The 11th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) will be held in Dhaka from 14 to 22 January 2010. ” Festival categories are; Competition Section, Retrospective, Women Filmmakers, Tribute(s), Cinema of the World, Focus, Bangladesh Panorama, Independent Films, Children’s Film Festival and Spiritual Films.

“COASTLANDERS 8 to 8” is the only Turkish film which is selected as finalist for the category of Women Filmmakers. A selection of full-length feature films as well as short length and documentary films by female filmmakers will be screened at this year’s DIFF. An independent jury of female filmmakers, cultural experts, artists, and professionals will be appointed by the Festival Committee to judge this portion of the competition.

List of the Festival Films:

http://www.dhakafilmfest.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=66&Itemid=73

The first documentary about Maltepe Coast and Sureyya Beach : COASTLANDERS 8 to 8

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Maltepe Coastline has been filmed for a short documentary

Sesimiz Gazetesi

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COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 is ready for its journey

from the movie COASTLANDERS 8 to 8

The editing procedure has finished and finally “8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER” / “COASTLANDERS 8 to 8” is ready. I would like to  thank to my friends Tamer Gültekin and Umut Can Sevindik for editing  procedure. They did their best despite of their busy schedules.

I am so happy with the music of my short docu and I am thankful to my extra ordinary talented friend Umur Türel for his wonderful, emotional song “Crying Out”. Before, I was thinking about the use some part of piano sonatas but I‘ve changed my mind. While we were talking about the music of the documentary he offered me to use his own music and he lighted a bulb in my mind.  I listened and re listened all night long this song with slight tears in my eyes and called him immediately to say my decision!

Another person whom I’d like to thank for his help and let me used for his old photography archieve about Maltepe Coastline is jurnalist & painter Mr. Aykut Ünker. MAKSEV and also Maltepe Association Board Member Mr. Zeki Hırçın is very helpful and kind too.  In fact I have to thank the other Maltepe residents whom I interviewed and all the people around me who supported me especially my family and close friends.

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