A Huge Crowd Gathers to Watch ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ in Nigeria

Publish: 6:42 PM, May 7, 2022

Sino-Bangla Desk: A huge crowd gathered to watch “Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale” a docudrama in the 12th edition of the International Zuma Film Festival in Abuja, Nigeria on 05 May 2022. Bangladesh High Commission, Abuja screened the docudrama in association with the Nigerian Film Corporation, and the Federal Capital Territory Administration of the Government of Nigeria.

Around 250 viewers including members of the diplomatic corps, renowned filmmakers, notable film personalities, businessmen, Nigerian dignitaries, students, Bangladeshi community, journalists, and others attended to watch “Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale”.

During the opening ceremony, Md. Anisur Rahman, Acting High Commissioner of the Mission welcomed the guests. While highlighting the political life of Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he mentioned that Bangladesh has achieved tremendous progress in the country under her dynamic leadership.

Bidosh Chandra Barman, Counsellor (Political) outlined the existing bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Nigeria, and briefly focused on Bangladesh’s recent socio-economic development. Speaking about cultural relations, he expressed hope that screening the docudrama in Nigeria would open a new vista in the field of people-to-people contact between the two countries.

Steve Eboh, Nigerian renowned Film Director and Film Producer mentioned that Bangladesh and Nigeria have been enjoying friendly relations for a long ago. He added that screening “Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale” would elevate the existing relations to a new height.

In concluding remarks, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, CEO/Managing Director of Nigerian Film Corporation and Chairman of the Zuma Film Festival mentioned that both Bangladesh and Nigeria enjoy friendly relations under the aegis of the United Nations and other international organizations while working together to explore new avenues of cooperation in the field of culture. He mentioned that leaders of tomorrow can learn from Bangladesh’s current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He wished the screening of the docudrama success and mentioned that the docudrama was heart-touching and revealing. It was a story of struggle, sacrifice, and passion for service.

He also mentioned that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been continuing his father’s legacy while carrying the same legacy to her grandchildren.

After screening, renowned film directors, film producers, actresses, and film enthusiasts expressed that they enjoyed the docudrama much. Its storytelling, sound, and music were excellent. The story touched them while saying that ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ would remain in their minds.