The Department of General Education at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) screened the film titled “Merciless Mayhem: The Bangladesh Genocide through Pakistani Eyes” by Fuad Chowdhury. The film was screened at ULAB’s permanent campus in Mohammadpur on Wednesday, 4 March 2020 as part of the university’s year-long activities to celebrate the Mujib Centenary.
The 61-minute film tells the story of the genocide in Bangladesh during the 1971 Liberation War through the eyes of a group of Pakistanis. Directed by Fuad Chowdhury, the documentary reveals the conspiracy of West Pakistan in the 1970 general election and the subsequent war that gave birth to Bangladesh in 1971.
The documentary features interviews of Pakistani journalists and government officials who shared their experiences of the genocide committed by Pakistani occupation forces in 1971. Besides the interviews, the documentary also contains video footage of speeches by the then Pakistan President Yahya Khan and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, which were aired on different television channels.
Before the screening, Professor Abdul Mannan, former UGC Chair and faculty member of the ULAB School of Business, gave his introductory remarks about the film. He discussed the importance of the documentary for the next generation. National Professor Dr. Rafiqul Islam also spoke at the program.
The program was chaired by Professor Shahnaj Husne Jahan, Head of GED. Professor Imran Rahman, Special Advisor to the ULAB Board of Trustees & Dean, School of Business, along with other ULAB faculty members and students were present at the screening.