Porous Borders Festival: The Dark Border

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Date(s) - Saturday, 05/16/2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mass Bazar


Join local artist Dewan Rahman and Hamtramck Free School from 12 to 5pm at Mass Bazar for painting outdoors. Everyone is welcome to pick up a brush and work on large canvases. Also on display are two paintings by Rahman depicting abuse at the Bangladeshi/India border where Indian Border Security Forces have committed serious human rights violations. Come paint and listen to Rahman’s artist talk at 1pm.

Rahman writes of Felani (A Story of Dark Border)

“Felani was a 15 year old Bangladeshi girl. She returned to Bangladesh with her father from India. On Friday, 7 January 2011 about 8:30am she and her father attempted to cross the Bangladeshi – Indian border by climbing the barbed wire boundary using a ladder. The exact location was international border No. 947 between 3 and 4 pillar of Anatapur, Fulbari, Bangladesh. Her father, Nuru Mia crossed first. But when Felani tried to climb over the fence, her clothes got entangled in the wire and she started screaming. Hearing her scream, The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) members shot her in the right shoulder and she died. She was asking for water until she died.”

Update: Images from the event and work in progress images from Klinger Studios.

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