India seems to be more free to talk about Shariah and how EVIL Islam and Islamists are. The West has something to learn from this. The truth in India will be it’s only salvation. India doesn’t have the resources to fight Islam the way the west does. The WEST, however, is transfixed with the lure of the JINN of the Muslims. The Muslims are the people of Islam, but most care nothing for Mohammed. Most only care to survive. Some have been given no choice, but to live as Muslims, because it’s life or death, literally.
Islam is NO PEACE
Shariah is a LAW.
There can only be ONE LAW.
I applaud these Indian film makers for the bravery and courage to expose the truth.
The WEST has a LONG Journey before this is the case here.
By cinelover on 31 December 2010
Actress-Model Shatabdi – Image © Vibgyor Films, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec 31, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Popular Bangladeshi actress-model Shatabdi will debut in Bengali feature films with a lead role in the forthcoming film BLACK expected to release in Bangladesh and internationally in 2011.
BLACK is directed by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury (interview) who is well-known internationally as a Journalist, Columnist, Author and Peace Activist. As you know, Shoaib is the editor and publisher of Weekly Blitz and is recipient of multiple international honors including the PEN USA Freedom to Write Award 2005, AJC Moral Courage Award 2006, Key to the Englewood City, NJ, USA, 2007 and Monaco Media Award, 2007.
The Bengali film songs in BLACK are performed by some of the best artists of today – Runa Laila, Andrew Kishore, SI Tutul and Fakir Shahbuddin. The music director is the talented Ali Aftab Loni. SI Tutul has also composed a couple of songs for the film.
BLACK – a different kind of film with thought-provoking messages that raises questions and exposes contemporary issues facing Islam and Muslims across the world – will be initially made with dialog in Bangla, and subsequently dubbed in various languages and sub-titled for an international audience in English, French, Hindi, Urdu etc. in an attempt to reach the entire Muslim world.
BLACK is centered around Shantigram – a remote village in Bangladesh. Thirty-five years ago, there was religious harmony in the area, where people from various religious beliefs were living in peace.
However, for past decades, Islamism and activities of Islamists became gradually prominent in the entire village. Clergies in the mosques and madrassas became increasingly influential in the locality, thus imposing Sharia law, which ultimately turned into a nightmare for the villagers.
Muslim men are encouraged by the clergies to have more than one wife, as Islam allows polygamy. Under such situation, wives of the Muslim men ultimately turn into mere slaves, thus taking part in domestic works as well as helping the husband in agro production. When a wife becomes physically ill, the husband shows unwillingness to send her to a nearby hospital for treatment, as the man considers hospitals evil, as male and female doctors work together there and women without a burqa.
Whipping and other forms of severe physical torture of men and women on various charges gradually become regular in the village. These are applied by local ‘Sharia Committee’ formed by clergies and Islamic fanatics.
In Bangladeshi rural areas, there are male and female Bauls. These are a group of mystic minstrels from Bengal. Bauls constitute both a syncretic religious sect and a musical tradition. Bauls are a very heterogeneous group with many different subsects, but their membership mainly consists of Vaishnava Hindus and Sufi Muslims. They can often be identified by their distinctive clothes and musical instruments. Bauls enjoyed a loving status for centuries, while they are known to be people promoting religious harmony and tolerance. But, with the rise of Islamist groups, Sharia appliers and Muslim fanatics, Bauls were declared infidels in the locality, thus pushing their lives into misery. Bauls, who live on entertaining people through Sufi songs thus receiving donations and charities, are denied any help by the local influential Muslim leaders and clergies. They are given an ultimatum either to become Muslim or to leave the area. This though generates anger and severe reaction in the minds of Bauls, they are unable to speak out fearing harsh actions by the Islamists and Mullahs.
In the meantime, several Islamist NGOs become extremely active in the village, while they mostly target Hindu, Christian, Buddhist and non-Muslim families and get them converted into Islam either by putting them into financial trap or by force. In the name of offering loans of financial help, young boys and girls in those non-Muslim families are regularly abducted for forceful conversion into Islam. Gradually the village sees a systematic elimination of religious minorities.
BLACK is a film that shows the current situation in rural Bangladesh [which actually is very similar to villages in other Muslim nations], where Sharia law is forcefully imposed on people while systematic elimination of religious minorities continues.
Hidden tears of Muslim women under the imposed Islamic veils are clearly shown in this film.
This film is against Sharia, Radical Islamism, religious intolerance, hate speech and repression of women under Sharia law. This film is aimed at creating massive awareness in the people in Muslim nations in standing against Islamism and Sharia, and voicing the need for reform in Islam, Koran and Islamic codes.
BLACK is the first film of the planned series of seven movies. Each of the movies is aimed at ultimately projecting problems inside Islam and Sharia law in a very bold manner.
The initial language of BLACK is Bangla, while it will be dubbed in various languages in future. There are around 300 million Bangla speaking people in Bangladesh and India only. Our initial target group are these 300 million people. Later, with dubbing in other languages as well as using sub-titles in English, French, Hindi, Urdu etc, we shall reach a few hundred millions people in the entire Muslim world.
The initial goal of the planned seven movies under this series, though is to create public awareness against Sharia law, Jihad, Burqa, Stoning, Beheading, Polygamy and Child Marriage, the movies’ ultimate goal is to encourage people to speak out against such social evils.
Vibgyor Films can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Washington Bangla Radio encourages thoughtful dialog on issues raised by BLACK – please share your thoughts by leaving meaningful comments below.