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Day After...

Directed by Kamar Ahmad Simon
115 minutes
All Ages
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A seductive journey on a century-old river steamer overflowing with passengers from all walks of life from Kamar Ahmad Simon, the first Bangladeshi filmmaker to be Featured Red Carpet Director in Piazza Grande, Locarno.
‘The Rocket’, an ironically named ancient double-decker paddle boat, regularly sails from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to the southern city of Khulna. As time and countryside drift by (the 250km journey takes two days), Simon’s camera roams the crowded decks, filming the manifold passengers, from vloggers to tourists, families to salesmen. We eavesdrop on lively conversations (some real, some staged) covering everything from politics to food, and flinch as ‘The Rocket’ navigates one nautical hazard after another. Every detail in this rich river tapestry – the second in director Simon’s planned ‘water trilogy’ – is a delight and well worth the journey.
Loaded with human interest, wry humour, salty dialogue (many passing vessels are subjected to a tongue-lashing from the irascible captain) and sensory pleasures.
Neil Young, Screen International

Special Guests

Kamar Ahmad Simon
Kamar Ahmad Simon is a Bangladesh-based hybrid filmmaker who delves between fiction and reality/ fiction and non-fiction. His directing credits include Are You Listening! (2012), Testimony of a Thread (2015), Neel Mukut (2021) and Day After…, which had its World Premiere at the International Competition of IDFA 2021, first ever for a Bangladeshi film.
Sara Afreen
Sara Afreen is a Bangladesh-based producer. Her first feature-length creative documentary Are You Listening! (2012) was awarded the Grand Prix at the 35th Cinéma du Réel Paris and the Golden Conch, MIFF Mumbai.


Tue 14 Jun
State Theatre
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Sat 18 Jun
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 3
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Program Strand
International Documentaries
Original Title
All Ages
Bangladesh, France, Norway
In Bengali with English subtitles
Kamar Ahmad Simon
Sara Afreen
Kamar Ahmad Simon
Saikat Sekhareswar Ray
Australian Premiere
Environmental, Human Rights, Indian subcontinent
Company Credits
Production Company: Studio BEGINNING
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