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  • L' OISEAU DE TERRE Working
  • L' OISEAU D'ARGILE Alternative
  • The CLAY BIRD Alternative


Set in East Pakistan during the upheavals in the late 1960's which led to Bangladesh's independance from Pakistan. Anu, a shy young village boy, is sent by his orthodox Muslim father to a Madrasa (Islamic religious school). The gap of misunderstanding which widens between his parents reflects the growing tensions between moderate and extremist forces within the madrasa and the political upheaval gripping the country.

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