The YourScreen special offer of a 50% discount to CFS members is still valid for the extended run until 31st January of The Salt In Our Waters and members can continue to use their CFS discount code for this film.
An artist from Dhaka arrives at an isolated fishing village on an island in the Ganges Delta along with a crate full of sculptures, immediately provoking suspicion and fear among the locals, who see them as false idols and the reason for the sudden depletion of fish stocks. A man of art and science, Rudro is looked upon scornfully by the village elders who view his progressive city ways and warnings of global warming and rising sea levels as a corrupting force and against the will of Allah. There’s a storm brewing, both literally and metaphorically, as a riveting battle of ideals plays out and centuries old lifestyles and beliefs are challenged.
Rezwan Shahriar Sumit’s acclaimed feature debut provides a window into an exotic and jaw-droppingly beautiful world. The cinematography, composition and location work – contrasting dramatic grey skies and turbulent seas with eye popping saris and lush mangroves – is frequently stunning. The drama is engrossing and thought provoking, there’s is even a love story thrown into the mix. Deftly juggling science vs religion, man vs nature, tradition vs modernity, it could almost be read as a microcosm of the major issues affecting the world today. Perhaps it’s not surprising then, to learn that the film was scheduled to play to delegates at the COP26 conference.