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Directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

Bangladesh 2013 106 mins. In Bengali

Tradition and technology clash in this satire set in rural Bangladesh. On religious grounds, a local community leader, Chairman Amin, bans every kind of image in his little village, including televisions and mobile phones. He even declares that imagination is sinful as it leads one into prohibited territory. His order is met with revolt, even within his own family, and the once peaceful village is riven by the decision. As he enters into a bitter dispute with his beloved son and the repercussions of his decision become more and more serious, the chairman himself needs a reinvigoration of his faith. Using humor, romance, visual panache, and a genuine affection for its characters, Television tells a compelling and important story from an unexpected place. This year’s Bangladeshi submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.