A Good Ending
2021, Senior, Film
Living in Bangladesh, I remember when I used to visit my grandparents in the rural areas at a young age and how verdant and natural the place was. As I grew, more and more developments slowly caused that green sanctuary I loved to become darker and greyer, polluting the very source of survival for people: the rivers. Bangladesh is a riverine country, and most people are in more than one way connected to the river. Rivers are at the heart of this country, providing water, food, irrigation, and even transportation, and when the rivers are polluted, the harm eventually ends up in the ocean, causing the whole environment to suffer. Through my artwork, I felt the need to show everyone the beautiful scenes I remember from my youth, and how new innovations transformed them. My message to the viewers is that it is only us who are guilty and only we can make things right. Doing research, I realize that all life is connected to water in almost any and every way. Throughout history, we have accomplished many things with the blessing of water. Humans have used water for their needs in many ways. But as time has progressed, we have only paid water back by using it as a giant waste gatherer, which in turn has not only harmed marine ecosystems but has also caused the global ecosystem to be injured. Not only can I maintain my own responsibilities of being eco-friendly but I can also work to make others aware, be it through art, media, or any other medium.