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8th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Jalal’s Story

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Sunday 11/15
12:00 pm
$8 General Public
$6 Students & Seniors
$5 IHP Members

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  call 215-387-5125, menu option 2. 

dir. Abu Shahed Emon, Bangladesh, 121 min

Just as Moses was found in the river Nile, an infant is rescued from a river and adopted by Miraj, Karim and Sajib in turns over the years, only to be abandoned at the various stages of his life. From the innocence of childhood to becoming a gangster as an adolescent, the unpredictable currents of Jalal’s journey prove that he is truly a child of the river.


Recently chosen as the Official Selection to represent Bangladesh in the Foreign-Language Category of the 88th Academy Awards, Director Abu Shahed Emon is expected in attendance for the East Coast Premiere of this film.