Portrayal of 'Complexity' of Bangladeshi Mind
Ishita Sharmin Rayhan
At the end of every semester the Department of Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) brings out a Curriculum Integration Programme based on any theory related to Communication and Media as a theme. This year the theme was “Complexity of the Bangladeshi Mind”, which was highlighted by a concept of cognitive complexity introduced by Brant and Scott Caplan of Purdue University.
The four day long event was held at four different venues where students from fourteen courses participated. It included a Development Campaign Presentation on December 18, a Student Research Conference on December 19, Visual Art, Digital Art and Photography Exhibitions on December 20 and finally, Digital Production Exhibition on December 22.
Students of different Apprentices Programmes of ULAB received certificates. On the last day of the programme some video productions from courses like Video Communication 1, Advanced Multimedia Production were exhibited at the Central Public Library auditorium.
The Digital Production Exhibition started with the wonderful speech by chief guest, Babara Lorey de Lacharriere, Consultant of India and Bangladesh from International Film Festival Nyon. She talked about her aim for searching young talents in Bangladesh that has just started. She stated that this is her second visit to Bangladesh and she has seen a noticeable growth in the development of Digital Film industries.
After her inspiring speech the Head of the Department, Professor Jude William Genilo, explained the theme very shortly. Prior to the main attraction of the event, 'Digital Exhibition', certificates were given out to students. Animations produced by the students of Advanced Multimedia Course were displayed at the exhibition, where they portrayed short stories based on local tales and stories of their own.
Several other short video productions and a music video produced by the students of Video Communication 1 were also exhibited. In the next phase, a News Feature on Eid-ul-Adha made by the students of the course, News Gathering and Reporting particularly delighted the audience. Last but not least, a short fiction film “Pakhi” (The Bird), produced by the students of Video Communication 02 was exhibited.
This was a special day for the students who came up with such productions after four months of hard work. The event was hosted by Imtiaz A Chowdhury, Lecturer of MSJ, ULAB.