Meet the producers of the award-winning film “The Salt in Our Waters” to discuss the impact of the film and the consequences of climate change in the Bangladeshi delta.
Sumit was born and raised in Bangladesh’s boisterous capital Dhaka. City Life, his first short, earned him a place at the Berlinale Talents in 2008. He then attended the Graduate Film Program of New York University as a Tisch Fellow. There he produced Barbara Cigarroa’s acclaimed short Dios Nunca Muere that played at NYFF, AFI Fest, and Palm Springs. His debut feature The Salt in Our Waters was an official selection at BFI London and Busan in 2020. It was nominated for the Ingmar Bergman Award at Göteborg, New Directors Award at both São Paulo and Seattle, and won the NETPAC Award at Kolkata. The project received funding from France’s CNC, TFL Audience Design fund, and director Spike Lee. Sumit’s second feature A New Prophet is backed by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation ($100K grant), IEFTA, Film Bazaar and Torino Film Lab. The screenplay is in development at Film Independent’s year-long Global Media Makers program.