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Ebadur Rahman is a Bengali novelist, award winning filmmaker and cultural theorist.


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Early life

Rahman was born in a concentration camp in Pakistan, after the Bangladesh Liberation War His father was an officer in the Pakistan Air Force. Ebadur Rahman is the grandson of Khan Shaheb Usman Ali. Rahman worked with several well-known artists in the wake of Carnaval del Pueblo. He delivered curatorial projects in Barbizon, Bordeaux and Paris in 2004, 2006 and 2007.

Rahman founded the Samdani Art Foundation with the financial assistance of Rajib Samdani, a commodity trader. He had also been the first artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation. Bangladeshi artist Shahabuddin is the president of the foundation.

Rahman's publications and shows, for example The Country of Rising Sadness, and his ideas about the newly created Dhaka Art Summit caused a controversy which forced him out of the foundation at the beginning of 2012. Ebadur Rahman curated Bangadeshi artists including Ronni Ahmmed at the 14th and 15th edition of the Open International Exhibition of Sculpture and Installations in Venice, Lido and in the San Servolo Island.

Rahman was the executive editor of the English-language arts magazines Jamini and Depart. After leaving Samdani Art Foundation, Ebadur Rahman joined the Bengal Foundation, an art organization in Bangladesh, as the chief curator of their new Art Lounge. After a few months, he left the Bengal Foundation at the request of other senior officials.


In 2007, Rahman quit his job in Paris, France to come to Bangladesh to be the producer of the feature-length film, Meherjaan. He recruited the cast and crew, organized partnership for technical and administrative support while writing the screenplay and overseeing the pre-production and setting up the ERA production house. Because of a disagreement with the director and the financiers. Rahman left Meherjaan in the middle of the production phase.


The film Guerrilla received ten Jatio Chalachitra Purushkar or National Awards, two of which were for the screenplay and dialog written by Rahman and his co-writer Nasiruddin Yusuf. Because of a disagreement with the director Rahman left Guerrilla during the production.

Atrocity Exhibition

Ebadur Rahman's directorial debut Atrocity Exhibition premiered in the Short Film Corner of the Festival de Cannes, 2013. His film trilogy 'Torture Talkies' was shown in Akademie der bildenden künste wien and in DOX, Museum of Modern Art, Prague.


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