Filmography

  • Started from 1983 Kawsar Chowdhury made close to 150 documentaries so far. Information of small numbers of documentaries is given here. 
  • Kawsar directed two Tele-dramas for (mentioned at the bottom of the list) BTV and Channel i. 
  • Worked in more than 200 episodes of TV serial and drama as the camera person. 
  • Worked; as the co-director and camera person for investigative magazine programs and some other programs for BTV as well.

সেই রাতের কথা বলতে এসেছি
(Tale of the Darkest Night)

This documentary based on genocide; by Pakistani Army on 25th March, 1971 at Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Witness, victims and members of martyrs family spoken in this film to the Nation.  Close to 200 Bangladeshi soldiers were used for the re-enactment of the history.

The film is appreciated by mass-ordiance very warmly and got some National and International awards as well.

 

Title: Shei Rater Kotha Bolte Eshechi
Tale of the Darkest Night (English version)
Duration: 43 minutes
Language: Bangla & English
Broadcasted from: NTV & Desh TV
DVD copy of this film can be found in the market.  
Copyright: Kawsar Chowdhury, maker of this film.

For more info about this film please visit “Shei Rater Kotha Bolte Eshechi” Tale of the Darkest Night

তাঁর কথা বলতে এসেছি (Tears for him)

The film is based on the brutal assesination of the Father of the Nation Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 15th August, 1975. Interviews of Bangabondhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehena along with re-actions and observations of mass-people of Bangladesh are  incorporated in the film.

Title: Tar Kotha Bolte Eshechi
Duration: 15 minutes
Language: Bangla
Broadcasted from: BTV, Desh TV & RTV
Copyright: Kawsar Chowdhury, maker of this film.

প্রতিকূলের যাত্রী
(Counter Image)

Alamgir Kabir was a Freedom-fighter, good organizer, film maker and a good teacher as well. This documentary film speakes about his life and remarkeble works.

Title: Protikuler Jatri (Counter image)
Duration: 50 minutes
Language: Bangla
Broadcasted from: BTV & Channel i
Copyright: Kawsar Chowdhury, maker of this film

তোমাকে পাওয়ার জন্যে

This documentary is based on ‘Shwadhinota tumi’ and ‘Tomake paowar jonnye’ the ‘twin-poem’ of legend poet Shamsur Rahman. One can find some flavor of- Hope, Pain & Sacrifice of Bangalies in poet’s view on 1971. 

Title: Tomake Paowar Jonye
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: Bangla
Broadcasted from: Channel i
Copyright: Channel i

অপারেশন- পাঁচদোনা
(A resistance against Pakistani attackt in 1971)

‘Panchdona’ is a place where some Bangali Army with the cooperation of locals resisted Pakistani attack in the first week of april, 1971. ‘Panchdona’ is a part of Norshingdi, Dhaka, on the way to Sylhet. Under the leadership of Captain Moti (Major General afterwards) his force fought bravely and Pakistani Army lost a lot on that peiece of war. They got back to Dhaka.

Special note: In 1996 the film was made. That was an historic-enterrprise of the Govornment of Bangladesh at the eve of Silver- Jubilee of Bangladesh’s “War of Liberation”. Soldiers from Maymansing cantoment under the leadership of Major General Moti (Captain Moti 1971); took part in the re-enactment of the history in the film.

Title: Operation Panchdona
Duration: 58 minutes
Broadcasted from: BTV
Chief Director: Shaikh Siraj
Co- Director & Camera person: Kawsar Chowdhury
Copyright: Impress Telefilms Ltd.

অপারেশন ভৈরব
(A resistance against Pakistani attackt in 1971)

Retreated from ‘Panchdona-operation’, Pakistani Army aimed to attack Bangali forces  next day. From Dhaka they have started with a combind force and made an attack with Fighter Air-craft and Gun-boat from river near old Bhoirab-Bridge when Bangali soldiers were taking rest for a while. Small Bangali forces were boun to retreat that time in front of combind-attack of Pakistani Army. They got united with other Bangali forces at ‘Telia-Para’ Sylhet and build strong protection.

Special note: In 1996 the film was made. That was an historic-enterrprise of the Govornment of Bangladesh at the eve of Silver- Jubilee of Bangladesh’s “War of Liberation”. Soldiers from Maymansing cantoment under the leadership of Major General Moti (Captain Moti 1971); Fighter Air-crafts from Bangladesh Air Force and Gun-boats from Bangladesh Nevy took part in the re-enactment of the history in the film.

Title: Operation Voirov
Duration: 50 minutes
Broadcasted from: BTV
Chief Director: Shaikh Siraj
Co- Director & Camera person: Kawsar Chowdhury
Copyright: Impress Telefilms Ltd.

প্রবাল-দ্বীপঃ নারিকেল জিঞ্জিরা
(Saint martin: Coral island of Bangladesh)

Saint martin is the only coral island of Bangladesh. The island is full of natural beauty and bio-diversity. This is a small documentary film on this island with under-water photography.

Title: Probal Dip
Duration: 7 minutes
Language: Bangla
Broadcasted from: BTV (close to 100 times at least)
Copyright: Kawsar Chowdhury, maker og this film

বৈশাখী পার্বন
(The Festival)

It is said; there are 13 festivals in 12 months in Bangladesh. This wonderful country is full of colors and festivals. ‘Parbon’ is based on those colorful festivals of Bangladesh.

Title: Boishakhi Parban
The Festival
Duration: 40 minutes (no-1)
17 minutes (no-2)
Language: Bangla & English
Broadcasted from: Channel i & BTV
Got Jury award from Hiroshima Film Festival, Japan (1993)
Copyright: Kawsar Chowdhury

লড়াকু মানুষের কথা

Survival of the fitest. There is no alternative but to say this for the millitant people of Bangladesh. This film speakes on the river-errossion and the demography and tragic life of river-tuched people of Sirajgonj and arround.

Title: Lodaku Manusher Kotha
Duration: 35 minutes
Language: Bangla
Broadcasted from: BTV
Copyright: Kawsar Chowdhury

ঝরা পাতার গান
(Song of a dead spero)

In a developing country lots of problems can be found. Poverty is one of the vital lope-wholes of the economy of this country. This documentary film speaks on the poverty, orphans, tin-aged street girls especially on ‘rape-survivors’.  

Title: Jhora Patar Gan
Duration: 37 minutes
Language: Bangla
Copyright: BNWLA   

সুমনের গান
(A live consert of Singer-Suman)

Suman Chattopadhya (Suman Kabir) is one of the popular-most singers of this sub continent. This is a recorded ‘live-show’ of him when he has performed Bangladesh for the first time at Mirpur indoor stadium.

Title: Shumaner Gan
Duration: 60 minutes
Direction & Camera: Kawsar Chowdhury
Copy-right: Muktijudho Jadughar- Bangladesh. 

বানভাসী মানুষের রাত-দিন

In 1998 Bangladesh was terribly effected by flood. Two third of capital city Dhaka gone under flood-water for quite long time. It was a horeble experience for city dwellers of Dhaka too. Mainly people of north Bengal were suffered a lot at that time. Pequleer experiences of effected people captured in this documentary film.

Title: Banvashi Manusher Raat-Din
Duration: 38 minutes
Language: Bangla & English
Broadcasted from: BTV
Copyright: Kawsar Chowdhury, maker of this film

জবাব দিন

This is a TV-advocacy program on the ‘rape-survivors’ sponsored by Actionaid. This effective interactive program was designed very carefully- where some of the ‘rape-survivors’ spoke to this society and asked their questions to different walks of our society.   

Title: Jobab Din
Duration: 25 minutes (per episode)
Language: Bangla
Director: Saiful Islam Mannu
Plan & Advisor: Kawsar Chowdhury
Copyright: Actionaid, Bangladesh  

নিরাপদ জলের সন্ধানে

This is a documentary sponsored by World-Bank, Bangladesh. Though, based on “Sayedabad Water Treatment Plant” Dhaka, but this film speakes about drinking water suply-system for city dwellers of capital.

Title: Nirapod Joler Shondhane
Duration: 45 Minutes
Language: Bangla & English
Director: Kawsar Chowdhury
Copyright: World Bank, Bangladesh 

বিজয়ের রজত জয়ন্তী

1996 was the year of Silver- Jubilee of Bangladesh’s “War of Liberation”. Whole of this year was full of celebration, joy and tears for martyrs. The film holds very small part of this great National Event.

Title: Bijoyer Rojot Joyonti
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: Bangla
Broadcasted from: BTV
Copyright: Kawsar Chowdhury, maker of this film

উন্নয়ন জিজ্ঞাসা

In a developing country like Bangladesh; NGOs are vital positive forces for the development. NGOs are working for poverty reduction, health, education, good-govornence and in many-more sectors here. This film was a in-depth research of NGO-activities, specially on micro-credit sector.

Title: Unnyoyon Jiggasha
Duration: 50 minutes
Direction & Camera: Kawsar Chowdhury
Copyright: Prip Trust

দূর্গম যাত্রা

In Bangladesh we have 13 types of Indeginous people at some areas of the country. In ‘Lama’ (Bandarban) a small troup of “Murong” lives in the top of a hill, called “Shelir-Thua”. It is close to 300 feet high from main land of Lama. Those people lives in that hill, still they are ‘Top-less’. They doesn’t have any idea of civil society of Bangladesh yet. They have there their own life style. Concern Universal- an International NGO are providing awarness and health service to them. This film speakes about them.

Title: Durgam Jatra
Duration: 55 minutes
Language: Bangla & English
Direction & Camera: Kawsar Chowdhury
Main Camera person: Humayun Kabir
Copyright: Concern Universal   

দূর্জয় দ্বীপ

April 29, 1991. On this day more than 200 thousand people lost their lives in a terrible syclone in southern Bangladesh. They have lost every single belonggings of their personal life in this desaster. But within three months they have turned-back boldly. This film is the documentation of those un-defited millitants.

Title: Durjoy Dip
Duration: 45 minutes
Direction & Camera: Kawsar Chowdhury
Copyright: Kawsar Chowdhury, maker of this film

Against the Tide

Chor anda, Chor montaj & Sonar chor etc. are some of the remotest island of southern Bangladesh. Those islands are one-day boat-drive from Potuakhai. People lives in those islands are actually migrated from Barishal, Potuakhali etc. SAP Bangladesh, a national NGO are providing health, education & micro-credit to those helpless people. This film narrates about the demography of the area in fact.

Title: Against the Tide
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: English
Direction & Camera: Kawsar Chowdhury

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