• Bible Films Blog

    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as preparation for a future work on Straub/Huillet's Moses und Aron and a few bits and pieces on biblical studies.

    Matt Page


    Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    Bangladesh's Dancing Jesus

    Bangladeshi director Rafiq Mahmud has released a DVD exploring Jesus' teaching through music and dance. Mahmud, a muslim, debuted the film at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh Office earlier in the month to an audience of Catholics, Protestants and Muslims. The production is actually an adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore's writings on Jesus. Tagore, was an Indian Bengali poet, author and playwright who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. His writings on Jesus tended to emphasise his humanity and his humanitarian message. The DVD went on sale at the start of the month. More information is available from CathNewsIndia.


    • At 9:11 am, January 02, 2021, Blogger Shapiro Roobert said…

      Tagore was a Bengali (language now spoken in India and Bangladesh) poet who lived in India (Calcutta).

      He was not a Bangladeshi (a neighboring country) as is incorrectly mentioned here [Bangladesh was formed in 1972, before which it was a part of Pakistan since 1947 after the partition of India]. Please fix this glaring error.

      Note: Bengali (ethnicity/language) =/= Bangladeshi (nationality/citizenship).


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