Germany, Bangladesh / 2019 / 96' / Italian premiere
It is midsummer in northeastern Bangladesh. Five men face a dangerous mission. They must conquer the great river with their raft. Their journey will last a month and take them 300 kilometers downstream. Their cargo: 25,000 bamboo logs. During daytime, endless heat, pouring rain and dangerous rapids keep the men on their toes. At night, river pirates lurk in the darkness for easy prey. But it is worth it for the men, who all make the journey as part of their very own struggles for existence.
Born in 1969, in Dhaka, after six years in a military boarding school he went into the film-industry. There he became involved in various film productions. In 1992 Shaheen went to Berlin with a scholarship, where he studied Art History at the Freie Universität Berlin and camera at the Filmuniversity Babelsberg. He works as Director, Producer and Cinematographer in Europe and Asia.