Blockade (2016 film)

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Directed byArif Yousuf
Screenplay byTasbir Imam, Arif Yousuf
Based onBLOCKADE: A Guide to Nonviolent Intervention by Richard Taylor
  • Sultana Alam
  • Richard Taylor
  • Phyllis Taylor
Edited byTasbir Imam
Music bySujan E. Bin Wadud
Release date
  • January 30, 2016 (2016-01-30)
Running time
85 minutes
  • United States
  • Bangladesh

Blockade is a 2016 documentary film by Arif Yousuf on nonviolent peace activism in the US protesting the genocide of Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1971. This depicts the story of nonviolent actions to stop the shipment of arms from the US to Pakistan during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.


In early 1971, Bengalis in eastern parts of Pakistan had voted on their right to govern after a convincing election victory. Shortly afterward a humanitarian crisis and war extended down the Bengal Delta as the military dictatorship attempted to repress the people. The events eventually led to the birth of an independent Bangladesh.[1][2][3]


Film Festival Award
2017 The World's Independent Film Festival, San Francisco, California Winner, Best Documentary Feature [4]
2017 International Freethought Film Festival, Orlando, Florida Official Selection


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