Sayeeda Khanum: The Pioneer Female Photographer of Bangladesh

Sayeeda Khanum: The Pioneer Female Photographer of Bangladesh
Sayeeda Khanum: The Pioneer Female Photographer of Bangladesh

This documentary is on Sayeeda Khanum, she is the pioneer female professional photographer of Bangladesh. She was born on 29th December 1937. She started working as a professional photographer in the fifties and worked as the lone female photojournalist of Bangladesh for 30 years. This documentary explores her life through her words and words of her friends, other photojournalists and photographers.
Sayeeda Khanum showed the path to young females of Bangladesh and she is one of the Bangladeshi photographers who could gain access to the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray and photographed him. This documentary reveals that story and many other interesting stories of Sayeeda Khanum’s eventful life.

Directed by Ismat Jahan (Bangladesh)

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