Elezabeth D Costa, is an emerging Bangladeshi born and raised and one of the most exciting young female documentary filmmaker. Her first feature documentary “Bangla Surf Girls” got Official selection in the acclaimed HotDocs Film Festival 2020.
Reetu Sattar, an international artist based in Dhaka, often working between film and performance.By theatre, performance, video, text and object Reetu Sattar’s work navigate through memory, loss and resilience. Her works are time based. She finds the ephemerality of existence through ephemeral form of work.
Professor Dina M. Siddiqi’s research, grounded in the study of Bangladesh, joins development studies, transnational feminist theory, and the anthropology of Islam and human rights. She has published extensively on the global garment industry, non-state gender justice systems, and the cultural politics of Islam and nationalism in Bangladesh. She is currently engaged in a project on economic development, discourses of empowerment and the travels of civilizational feminisms.
Bedatri is a culture journalist and documentary film professional. She has managed documentary projects at Doc Society, Working Films, The Gotham Film & Media Institute, and CAAM, among others. An alumna of the NYFF Critics Academy, Sundance and SXSW (South by Southwest )Press Inclusion Initiatives, the National Critics’ Institute, and Berlinale Talents, she grew up in India and now lives in New York City. Presently, she is the Managing Editor of Documentary Magazine and an Associate Programmer at DOCNYC.