The International Organization for Migration has launched the Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) in Cox's Bazar on Saturday.
During the festival, films from different countries will be shown at the Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM) Foundation in Cox's Bazar from December 10-18.
Films featured at the festival depict the promise and challenges of migration, and the contributions the migrants make to their communities.
The event includes 'The Birth Land,' a film by Bangladeshi director Proshoon Rahmaan that tells the story of a pregnant woman's identity crisis in Cox's Bazar.
"We are thrilled to host the GMFF in Cox's Bazar this December. The festival is a major international event that testifies to this city's importance as a frontline for migration issues. We hope that audiences will come out to enjoy the films on [display] over this 8-day event," said Chief of Mission Giorgi Giguri.