Afroza Hossain Sara aspires to become an animation film director in the future and has co-founded Team Platform Ltd. to provide opportunities for young Bangladeshi talent. She began learning the craft of animation while completing her BFA in Drawing and Painting, at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka in 2014. She then pursued 2D animation, working with various animation studios, international development agencies, and other entities. The artist has continued to participate in national and international story labs, exhibitions and art residencies, such as West Meets East Screenplay Lab 2023, the Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition (quarterfinalist), Art in Space, Downtown Dubai; TRAUMWELT, LiTE-HAUS Gallery, Berlin; residency at Korea National University of Arts.
Song of Whales
Jan 20, 2022 – Jan 24, 2022
Song of Whales
‘Song of Whales’ is a classic 2D animated short film in production by Afroza Hossain Sara and Team about human greed destroying the environment and the impending catastrophe, as seen through the eyes of a deprived fisherman and nature’s revolt portrayed by a grieving mother whale. Curated by Azizee Fawmi Khan, the narrative is conveyed in the exhibition through a series of incredibly emotional and impactful visual depictions. The entire adaptation becomes an orchestrated, yet singular form of narrative art, with mood boards, concept paintings of the film, and texts to interact with.
On January 20, 2023, an exhibition was arranged to raise support for this film at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka. The 4-day showcase of the film’s materials was inaugurated by Her Excellency Marie Masdupuy, French Ambassador to Bangladesh. Prominent visual artist Dilara Begum Jolly and renowned film maker and critic Sadia Khalid Reeti graced the opening ceremony with their speech.
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Note: The title card in the end of the video is subject to change as the team members and supporting entities have increased after the exhibition.