The heartbreak of two families separated by an invisible wall called by religion. Will they be able to break down these walls?
The most humanitarian partition was held on 15th August, 1947 in the continent I took birth and grown up. Pakistan and India divided themselves for the reason of riot between Hinduism and Muslimism. The stigmatized story started from the year 1930 and exploded in 1946 with many riot of Hindu and Muslim. People of Indian subcontinent fought against their brotherhood for the reason of their belief in God, which was later divided into political interventions and two country separated themselves.
At my younger age, I always questioned myself, why people separated themselves by issuing one another’s religion. I could have forgotten this story if I never heard about any religious riot in my time. But, the soreness hits me when I read some news on religious riot nowadays. It’s been almost 75 years we divided ourselves but still every year or sometimes every month I read about religious riot in my country and other country as well. Being a twentieth century guy, this in-humanitarian conflict chases me and I tried to create this short film named, ‘Deyal: The Wall’- as a sign of represent my stand against communal violence.
During the Durga Puja 2021, many communal violence occurred in my country, Bangladesh. More than 120 temples and makeshift worship arrangements were vandalized by the obstinate Muslim people of the country. As a result, a wall of conflict has once again arisen between Hindus and Muslims. And I wanted to represent the wall through my short film, ‘Deyal: The wall’.
In my film, I have tried to highlight the thorns in the side of 1947 that have divided the two nations on the pretext of religion and the religious inequalities that exist in this twentieth century. I wanted to portray the benefits of building a brotherhood between two different families by forgetting religious conflicts and differences, so that at least one person can watch this work and correct himself and brig harmony back to the society we live in.