Behind A Wall of Justice (Mohammad Shazzad Hossain, Bangladesh, 12mins)
Mostafizur was accused of a crime that he did not commit. For 10 years, while the trial dragged on, he endured the stigma and pain of being treated as a criminal by his own friends and family. The financial burden of the trial further humiliated him and his family and they were forced to survive on the charity of neighbors. Even after his acquittal, Mustafizur still struggles to live a life of respect and dignity.
About the Director
Mohammad Shazzad Hossain is Senior Lecturer of the Media Studies and Journalism Department, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). He earned his Masters in Arts in ‘Film and Media’ from Stamford University, Bangladesh. He earned another M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Physics from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST). He also has a diploma in Multimedia. Before joining ULAB he used to teach in Dhaka University, Stamford University and Pathshala (South Asian Media Academy). He works as a freelance photographer since 1998. He started professional carrier as graphics designer then switched into video editing, videography and direction. He started his television carrier as a news cameraman in 2004 at Vecton television which is a UK based TV channel, then he worked in different Bangladeshi TV channel like Bangla Vision, CSB News, ntv and desh tv. He lead ‘somoy media limited’ as chief video journalist till 2012. He directs short films and documentary.