Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2013
As a leader of the local community, Chairman Amin bans every kind of image in his water locked village in rural Bangladesh. He even claims that imagination is sinful. But change is a desperate wind and the tension between tradition and modernity grows to such an extent that it starts to leave a ripple effect on the lives of a group of typically colourful and eccentric people in the village. In the end, television, which Chairman Amin hated so much, comes to his rescue and helps him reach a transcendental state where he and his God are unified.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.