The Clay Bird

Film/Video

The Clay Bird

The Clay Bird

Tareque Masud, 2002

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Thu, Sep 16, 2004 8:15 PM
Fri, Sep 17, 2004 8:15 PM

"Easily one of the finest pictures of this year or any other: Masud's expansive fluidity is rapturous, inspired equally by Satyajit Ray and Abbas Kiarostami."
—Elvis Mitchell, New York Times
The Clay Bird tells the story of a family torn apart by religion and war in the turbulent period of the late sixties leading up to Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan. A shy young boy is sent away from his rural home to an Islamic school where, far from his family and the colorful festivities of his village, he struggles to adapt to the school's harsh monastic life. This accomplished and emotionally involving tale, with its themes of religious tolerance, cultural diversity, and the complexity of Islam, has universal relevance in today's world. (98 mins.)

support credits

Season support provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.

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