CHAR: NO MAN’S ISLAND

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Washington D.C. Premiere

CHAR: NO MAN’S ISLAND

CHAR: No Man’s Island

MARCH
29
12 NOON

Directed by: Sourav Sarang

Venue: National Museum of Natural History
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CHAR: NO MAN’S ISLAND (India, 2013, 88 min.)

Unintended Journeys

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, “Unintended Journeys,” at the National Museum of Natural History.

Washington, D.C. Premiere Meet Rubel, a 14-year-old boy smuggling rice from India to Bangladesh. He has to cross the river Ganga, which acts as the international border. The same river eroded his home in mainland India when he was just four. Years later, a fragile island called Char was formed within the large river. Rubel, with his family and many homeless people decided to settle in this barren field controlled by the border police. He dreams of going to his old school in India, but reality forces him to smuggle things to Bangladesh. After a scorching summer, dark monsoon clouds roll in and the river swells up again. ‘Char may disappear but we won’t,’ smiles the boy. Directed and produced by Sourav Sarang.

Introduced by Joshua Bell, Curator of Globalization and Director of Recovering Voices, National Museum of Natural History. Discussion, moderated by Joshua Bell, with Robert Maguire, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Satsuki Takahashi, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University and Alice Thomas, Climate Displacement Program Manager, Refugees International, follows Unintended Journeys program.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. Registration is encouraged:

National Museum of Natural History

Baird Auditorium

10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(Metro: Federal Triangle, Smithsonian)

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