A SPARROW IN MY WINDOW
KAZI AREFIN AHMED
Bangladesh is home to 38 million child brides. A Sparrow In My Window takes an insight into the life of the storyteller’s grandmother during the global pandemic of Covid-19. Glimpsing upon her personal journey in the layers of memories, it discovers her aspiration of photography, one of the things that she has latched onto throughout her life, but never been encouraged in the conservative social-religious practices after her marriage at the age of thirteen. Is being locked indoors, at all a new experience for her? Could you be free yet locked in?
Born in 1988, Kazi Arefin Ahmed is a graphic design graduate from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. He is associated with international media productions, documentary films, and other non-fiction in different roles for more than a decade, assisted and art directed in several shorts and feature films showcased in international festivals circuit including Venice International Film Festival, Locarno Open Doors, Rotterdam, Chicago, Short Shorts, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. A Sparrow In My Window is his debut independent film.