Happy rain, good news from Bangladesh
Sophie Goupil and "Les poissons volants" have the pleasure to invite you on 30th November at the gallery ruevisconti at the premiere of the documentary
" Happy rain, good news from Bangladesh", by Isabelle Antunès
The movie takes place in Bangladesh, a small-waterlogged country encircled by India, and one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
Many films about Bangladesh merely illustrate the poverty and the natural and man-made disasters suffered by this country, and continue feeding the image of Bangladesh being a “lost cause”. This image was constructed in the beginning of the 1970s and has been instilled ever since, as if nothing has changed. Even though it is true that it has undergone devastating floods and that each year, almost three quarters of the country is underwater for 4 or 5 months, Bangladesh has since come a long way by ensuring its food security. This formidable turnaround has been possible due to the inventiveness and creativity of the population as well as succeeding governments considerably relying on local initiatives, awarding prizes each year to the most promising out of them, using their models and encouraging efforts through television exposure. This project will work on re-establishing this truth and showing a different image of this country.