Muktir Kotha

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Muktir Kotha
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Words of Freedom
Directed by
Based onBangladesh Liberation War
Produced byTareque Masud
CinematographyMishuk Munier
Edited by
  • Catherine Masud
  • Fauzia Khan
Release date
  • 1999 (1999)
Running time
80 minutes

Muktir Kotha (Bengali: মুক্তির কথা, Words of Freedom) is a 1999 Bangladeshi drama film directed by Tareque Masud and Catherine Masud. Muktir Kotha follows a group of young men and women began traversing the far corner of Bangladesh projectionists from 1996 to 1999, showing Muktir Gaan, a documentary on the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. The film screenings prompted ordinary villagers to share their own stories of wartime suffering and resistance. Often the projection space would be spontaneously transformed into a folk concert. Through these interactions with village audiences, the young projectionist came to 'relearn' the wider history of the Liberation War, and the continuing struggle of ordinary people for a more just and democratic society.[1]


Muktir Katha is a film about the liberation struggle of 1971. The film is an archive of the ways in which ordinary people fell victim to genocide, rape and other atrocities. The struggle still ranging in the countryside, and struggle for a more just and democratic society.[2] The combined footage shot used in the film was taken from American film maker Lear Levin.[3]


The DVD of Muktir Kotha was released on 25 March 2012 by Laser Vision. It is thought to be the first interactive DVD in Bangladesh.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Muktir Kotha". Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  2. ^ "Words of Freedom". University of Bridgeport. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  3. ^ "Muktir Kotha". Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  4. ^ "DVDs of "Muktir Gaan" and "Muktir Kotha" launched". The Daily Star. 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  5. ^ "Muktir Gaan and Muktir Kotha released in DVDs". 2012-03-27. Archived from the original on 2013-12-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05.

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