Shaheen Dill-Riaz (born February 12, 1969 in Dhaka) is a German-Bangladesh journalist, cameraman, author and director. Since 1992 he lives in Berlin. Shaheen Dill-Riaz went to school in Noakhali and Dhaka and attended the college of a military boarding school in Comilla. He was involved in the organization of the International Short Film Festival in Dhaka and worked as film journalist in Bangladesh. From 1989 to 1991 he studied German at the Goethe-Institut in Dhaka and in 1992 he received a scholarship from the Goethe-Institut in Berlin for a two-month language course in Germany. Afterwards he studied art history, Indian art history and theatre studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. From 1995 he completed a camera studies at the HFF Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg. His final film Sand und Wasser über das Leben auf Sandbankinselen im River Jamuna already attracted a lot of attention and won several prizes. In 2010 he received a Grimme Prize for his documentary Eisenfresser on ship dismantling at Chittagong. The film Korankinder brought him the audience award of the Duisburg Film Week in the same year. In 2010 Dill-Riaz was a Fellow at the University of Konstanz's Institute for Cultural Studies in the Cluster of Excellence "Cultural Fundamentals of Integration". In 2011 and 2012 he held teaching positions at the Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Konstanz.
Movies & TV shows
A group of men in North-Eastern Bangladesh are facing a dangerous mission. They are to conquer the river, with a 70 meter long raft. The ride is 300 kilometre long, always downstream. The freight: 25 ...