A short film directed by writer Humayun Ahmed’s son Nuhash Ahmed was screened at BRAC University (BRACU) Mohakhali campus auditorium in the capital on 8 April 2018.
Paper Frogs takes 15 minutes to depict how two lonely strangers, a boy who lost his family and a girl who lost her only brother, grows friendship and dependency on each other through origami frogs.
Shajbati, who also acted in Goutam Ghose’s Shankhachil, played the girl and Anaf Ahmed the boy.
The short film won “Best Debut Film Award” of Celebrating Life 2017, organised by The Daily Star and Standard Charted Bank last October.
Addressing faculties, officials and students after the screening, Nuhash, a BRACU student of English and humanities, named his father as his inspiration behind filmmaking and mother Gultekin as his life’s greatest motivation.
Yashim Iqbal, daughter of science fiction author Professor Muhammed Zafar Iqbal and founder of Bangladesh's first suicide prevention helpline Kaan Pete Roi, hosted the event.
The Community Development for Peace Foundation and Kaan Pete Roi organised the event with the assistance of Postgraduate Programs in Disaster Management of BRACU.