North American Bengali bodies join hands to screen latest Bengali FilmsJune 6th, 2010 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Leading Bengali organisations in the United States have come together to screen the latest Bengali films across America starting with Aparna Sen’s “The Japanese Wife”.
Four other films - “Jodi Ek Din”, “Dwando”, “Ekti Tara Khonje”, “Anghsumaner Chobi” - will also be screened in Washington DC, Bay Area, Southern California, Houston, Atlanta, New York, and Atlantic City between June 12 and Aug 8.
Databazaar Media Ventures (DMV), who are acquiring the latest quality Bengali films for distribution in the US, had reached out to these organisations to ensure that Bengali films are viewed regularly in the US.
“We are extremely happy that Bengali organisations have stepped forward to screen these films in their respective states across the US,” said Oney Seal, chairman of the Databazaar Group of Companies. “This partnership will ensure that Bengalis will have the opportunity for the very first time to see Bengali movies in a theatre.”
Tapan Bera, president of Sanskriti in Washington DC, said: “I am very grateful to DMV for initiating this fantastic venture. Our members are very excited and we look forward to screen more quality films in our area.”
DMV is partnering with other prominent Bengali organisations like Prabasi in the Bay Area, Tagore Society and Durga Bari in Houston Texas, Greater Bengali Association of Atlanta and Bengali Association of South Florida.
DMV acts as an exclusive gateway for Bengali films to North America. Thanks to exclusive partner agreements, selected titles will reach over 19,000 online and retail stores across the US and Canada including major chains such as Best Buy, Target, Fry’s Electronics, Blockbuster, Netflix, Amazon and Wal-Mart, along with, theatrical releases in certain areas.
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