“The Lived City” is a short-doc shot with mobile-phones about some of the neighbourhoods of Dhaka City, it was a classroom assignment as part of Bengal Institute’s academic program. It is compiled from the video-clips shot with cell-phones by the participants of a workshop of Bengal Institute’s academic program of March-2017 Session, conducted by the renowned documentary film-maker Gautam Bose on ‘how to shoot with cell-phones’ and document the cities and neighbourhoods.
6 teams of Bengal Institute’s participants set out to explore Dhaka. They navigated various parts of the city, discovering the distinct flavours they add to the collective atmosphere. Their experiences were documented and assembled into this short film.
A big part of learning and understanding the cities is to live it, know it, talk to the communities and document it. The easiest and most effective mode of documentation these days is the cellphones, one just has to make good use of the remarkable devices we carry in our pockets.
Workshop Participants and People Behind the Camera:
Dhrubo Alam, Farah Mahboob, Fatiha Polin
Farah Jalil, Kashfia Nehrin, Chowdhury Farah Zaki
Jigatola and Rayerbazaar:
Tazrin Ahmed, Mir Shafi
Rubaiya Nasrin, Hassan M. Rakib
Bashundhara and Kalachandpur:
Elham Fairuz, Arif Rabbani, Noor-e-Jannat Sushmita
Simita Roy, Nayna Tabassum
Organised by the Academic Team:
Farhat Afzal, Muntakim Haque, Mohammad Tauheed
Workshop Conducted and Directed by
Edited by: Sangita Paul
Narrated by: Chowdhury Farah Zaki
Still photographs: © The participants of the workshop, Gautam Bose, Munem Wasif, Ferdinand Kiemeneij, Kazi Ershad Ali, Alamy Stock Photo.
Most clips were originally shot around: 19th – 23rd March 2017.
Organized by Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements http://arch.bengal.institute in association with the Bengal Foundation.