The yolk of the sun is yet to start melting down the horizon over the Sundarbans - the dense mangrove forest that spreads from the southern shores of Bangladesh to the easternmost corner of West Bengal. A ship, an oil tanker, appears on the river, breaking through the wisps of fog. The ship is slowly sinking.
Thick, dark-gilded liquid seeps from the hulk, approaching
the Sundarbans like the jaws of a dragon to swallow it. It will claim everything, choking trees and animals alike in its sticky coils. Enraged by the dark tide, vengeful demons awake in the souls of the Sundarbans tigers, and they begin to feast on humans who venture into the forest. Who will save them?
This is the tale of Bonbibi, a girl left in the Sundarbans as a child and raised by the creatures of the forest. When trouble looms and the conflict between man and beast threatens to devour her home, she is chosen by Allah to embark on a quest. She must restore the balance between the two, and save the forest.
Sound Design Khiyo
This piece was previously researched and developed by Culturepot Global and Runi Khan and performed in 'A Season of Bangla Drama' Festival.
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