The Salt In Our Waters

Bangladesh, France, 2020


mypixerlstory, Arsam, 106mins


London Film Festival, Busan Film Festival


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An artist leaves the bustling Bangladesh capital Dhaka to relocate to a coastal village on the Bangladeshi delta for inspiration. Welcomed by the local fishermen, the artist’s modern ideas and sculptures enchant the local chairman and the children, but not all welcome his modern approach with such open arms. Against the backdrops of environment change and the rising tide, some villagers accuse him and his works of having provoked disastrous weather patterns.

Cast & Crew

Producers - Rezwan Shahriar Sumit Ilann Girard

Featuring - Fazlur Rahman Babu, Titas Zia, Tasnova Tammana, Shatabdi Wadud

Cinematographer - Chananun Chotrungroj

Colorist - Olivier Garcia


Screen International

"The constant roar of wind and water is a reminder, whatever your religion or politics, nature doesn’t bend to the laws of man."

The Digital Fix

"Sumit's strength at this stage of his career clearly lies in exhibiting the details of people's lives and their everyday existence."

Rezwan Shahriar Sumit

Rezwan Shahriar Sumit


Sumit was born and raised in Bangladesh's boisterous capital Dhaka. City Life, a docu-drama he shot entirely on a friend's handy-cam, earned him a place at the prestigious Berlinale Talents 2008 as an up-and-coming director.