Way Back Home

Aabar Ashibo Phire
Director:
Supriyo Sen
English (subtitled), 120 min, 2003, India

In 1947 after a protracted struggle India achieved freedom at the cost of dividing the Nation in two. Thousands of people were killed in the wake of violent communal riots and millions of people became refugees. The director's parents too had to leave their ancestral home for an unknown future. After more than fifty years they are going back to their homeland in Bangladesh. The film is about this journey, memories and sense of history that arises from their personal recollections on their way back home.
 

 
Producer:
Perspective
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Ranjan Palit
Sound:
Sayandeb Banerjee
Music:
Kanishka Sarkar
 
Awards and Screenings:

BBC Audience Award in Manchester
Golden Conch, Best film of the Festival and International Jury Award in Bombay
National Award for Best  Film on Social Issues
BFJA Critic’s Award for best direction
Proposal writing Award, Jan Vrijman Fund, IDFA
Also screened in festivals at Amsterdam, Nyon, Bombay, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Baltimore, Istambul, Kathmandu, Calcutta, Puri.