Screening of ‘The Salt in our waters’
by Rezwan Shahriar Sumit
22 March 2021
2.30pm at Regal Cinemas, Cargills Square, Jaffna
For his latest art installation, Rudro journeys to a remote mangrove isle on the Bangladeshi Delta, a day’s boat ride and a world away from modern, crowded Dhaka. Welcomed by the local fishermen and their leader Chairman, Rudro’s modern ideas and lifelike sculptures enchant the village boys and his landlord’s daughter. In a strict Muslim community, such ‘icons’ are viewed with suspicion and fear. When fish is hard to come by, the elders blame Rudro’s “idolatry” for the curse of empty nets. In this vanishing land where sea and sky merge, a storm is brewing and change –welcome or not—is coming.