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Tanju Miah

Synopsis

Tanju Miah opens in a misty landscape in rural Bangladesh, where a young boy waits for his mother. "I'm about eight or nine", he says in a voice-over. "When I grow up I want to become a rich man, by singing". He waits and works, and sometimes sings.

Director Sadik Ahmed uses a series of graceful scenes to build a psychologically complex portrait of a child who might otherwise disappear into statistics. His bosses call him Blacky. "But in my village", he says, "my real name is Tanju".

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
13 mins
Format
Super16
Director
Sadik Ahmed
Producer
Tamsin Lyons
Co-Producer
Tamsin Lyons
Editor
Michael Ho
Director of Photography
Sadik Ahmed
Production Designer
Sadik Ahmed
Sound
Keiron Teather
Music
Birger Clausen
Principal Cast
Tanju Miah

Production Company

The National Film And Television School (NFTS)
Beaconsfield Studios
Station Road
Beaconsfield
Bucks HP9 1LG
UK

T+44 (0)14 9467 1234
F +44 (0)14 9467 4042

hsharda@nftsfilm-tv.ac.uk
sadikahmedfilm@hotmail.com
http://www.nftsfilm-tv.ac.uk

Sales
Company

The National Film And Television School (NFTS)
Beaconsfield Studios
Station Road
Beaconsfield
Bucks HP9 1LG
UK

T+44 (0)14 9467 1234
F+44 (0)14 9467 4042

hsharda@nftsfilm-tv.ac.uk
sadikahmedfilm@hotmail.com
http://www.nftsfilm-tv.ac.uk