Muktir Gaan (Song of Freedom)
Come join us for a free screening of Muktir Gaan (Song of Freedom), an award-winning film about the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
Muktir Gaan is a documentary film which explores the impact of cultural identity on the liberation war, where music and song provided a source of inspiration to the freedom fighters and a spiritual bond for the whole emerging nation. A group of Bengali cultural activists travel through refugee camps and battle zones performing rousing songs which capture the essence of the Bengali nation. Directors Catherine and Tareque Masud used original footage by American film-maker Lear Levin, as well as other archival footage collected from the UK and India.