Sultana’s Dream Foundation:
Sultana’s Dream is a funding & mentorship grant to empower, promote & support the next generation of women filmmakers and storytellers in Bangladesh, creating powerful, thought-provoking works of fiction and non-fiction. We want to promote creative independence and support female filmmakers to diversify the visual world with the innovation and uniqueness of their female gaze. These stories will express the otherwise and untold urgent expression of the human condition, which can foster multiplicity of agency in storytelling. We feel it is important to take back our narratives and tell our stories of resistance and survival. “Breaking the silence” is our first initiative.
“A woman’s vocabulary exists, linked to the feminine universe. I feel this occasionally in that I am inspired by a certain number of attractions, subjects which always draw me rather more than they would if I were a man…I don’t want to make feminist cinema either, just want to tell women’s stories about women.”