Dhaka DocLab is working with Wales One World Film Festival since January 2022 for implementing a project titled Bangladesh Cymru Climate Stories with support of British Council. This project is part of an international collaboration between Dhaka DocLab and Wales One World Film festival giving first-time filmmakers an opportunity to create short documentaries focused on climate change. After a series of workshops four films — two from Bangladesh and two from Wales — have been selected for commissioning. From Wales to Bangladesh these short films explore the experience of coastal communities and river dwellers against the backdrop of climate breakdown. Also shows the resilience of women in rough conditions. The four films are- • Duprujhiri by Asma Bethee from Bangladesh, is an observational film about an indigenous Mru community living in the hillside area of Bangladesh who are facing unprecedented challenges as their ‘jhiri’ (a creek spring) is losing its flow due to outside interference. • Our Home, The sea by Mared Rees, Wales is a drama. Lara has built a life her daughter, Magi, with the sea at its heart, lived and explored in their mother tongue. However external forces push them ever closer to danger and their world begins to crumble around them. • She Sells Shellfish by Lilly Tiger Tonkin, Wales, is an experimental short shot in black and white super 8. A collage of two Welsh women’s lives mixed with those of the archived past. A curious exploration of the female cockle gatherers of South Wales and the secrets shellfish and seaweed hold for our oceans’ health. • Latika By Samsul Islam Shapoon, Bangladesh is set in a remote village on the banks of the river Chitra, Bangladesh, where families traditionally made a living by fishing with the aide of pet otters. Changes in climate and economic tides place immense pressure on this very old human-otter relationship. Dhaka DocLab has organized a screening program of these four films with the support of British council.