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Dr. Fahmida Akhter


Drama & Dramatics
Jahangirnagar University
Bangladesh

Biography

Fahmida Akhter joined the Department in June 2006. She has contributed to a teaching and research profile that emphasizes the techniques and aesthetics of audio-visual productions both in live and recorded media. She holds a PhD in Film Studies from the University of Essex, UK; and a recipient of Commonwealth Scholarship for the PhD program. Her PhD research explores the ways in which memories and histories of the war are shaped by the gender dynamics of nationalism through examining war-themed films of Bangladesh. Besides teaching, Fahmida works as a documentary film director. Most of her documentaries are produced by the Bengal Foundation, a leading art trust in Bangladesh, which also published 7 of her documentary films as DVDs. Here are a few titles of her directed and scripted documentaries: The Homecoming (2008), Garaner Gahine (2008), Nishorger Ankiye (Ode to Nature: Portrait of an Artist, 2004), Surer Swajan (2005). Fahmida had three years' experience of working as a program producer in the Television industry of Bangladesh. She received her BA (Hons) and MA in Drama and Dramatics from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh and also acquired a second Master's degree in Digital Design from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea. Her articles covering different aspects of Bangladeshi cinema and theater arts have been published in several national and international refereed journals.

Research Interest

Cinema of Bangladesh, Women and War in Film, Digital Design, Documentary Film Production, Traditional Theatrical Forms and Performances in Bangladesh, History and Aesthetics of Eastern Drama, Theater Archeology and Set Design, Comparative Study Between Eastern and Western Drama, 

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