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In Search of Bengali Harlem Meet The Makers & Watch Party

The WORLD Channel & America Reframed present a special premiere night event!

Please join us on Zoom on Thursday, May 9 @ 7pm for a pre-broadcast discussion with the makers of In Search of Bengali Harlem. Followed at 8pm by an online watch party of the film’s broadcast on America ReFramed

The Directors of In Search of Bengali Harlem, along with other key members

of the film’s production team and special guests will be available for a live Zoom discussion with

webinar attendees about the film – its genesis, production process, challenges, goals, etc.

At 8pm, the film will be broadcast at the same link, with the opportunity for attendees to comment and ask questions in real-time via chat.

In Search of Bengali Harlem

Documentary | 84 Minutes | USA | English/Bengali

Directed by Vivek Bald and Alaudin Ullah

Produced by Susannah Ludwig, Vivek Bald, Alaudin Ullah

Edited by Beyza Boyacioglu


With music by:

Vijay Iyer, Zakir Hussain, Ganavya, Imani Uzuri, Yosvany Terry

and Anik Khan

More About the Film:

As a teen, Alaudin Ullah was swept up by the energy of hip-hop. He rebelled against his Muslim

immigrant parents and rejected his Bangladeshi roots. Now a playwright contending with post-

9/11 Islamophobia, he sets out to uncover and tell his parents’ stories. IN SEARCH OF

BENGALI HARLEM tracks his quest from mid-20th-century Harlem to rural Bangladesh,

unveiling the intertwined histories of South Asian Muslims, African Americans, and Puerto

Ricans as well as the difficulty – and necessity – of inter-generational healing.

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