Launch of Drik TV by Drik AV
I dream about football. A film by Drik AV
Shima 8 years old. A film by Drik AV
A computer is a far cry for 8 year old Shima and her younger sister Rima in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her ‘flower shop’ is a space on the footpath, near the roundabout at the Sonargaon Hotel. As her mother admits, ‘They have to earn money for themselves. Shima and Ruma run the family. What can be done? They sell flowers and miss out on school. They want to study. But food is our priority. So they sell flowers and earn for the family.’
This tender but matter of fact film was made by Rabeya, Sopna and Dadon of the ‘Out of Focus‘ group. These three children can relate to the life that Shima leads. The film was awarded the Meena Award by UNICEF for the best film in the ‘under 18s’ category. Though their basic photographic skills were developed by Drik, Laurent van Lancker of Polymorfilms introduced them to film making.
One Lokman. A film by Drik AV
Directed by the Out Of Focus group
Filmed & Edited by Out Of Focus
with assistance by Laurent Van Lancker
Lokman is young street singer, whose talent is widely known in the neighbourhood. He lives in a slum and his accompanying musicians are his parents, who depend entirely on his singing talent as their source of revenue. The constant performing on the street prevents him from going to school regularly.