Southeast students hope to raise support for documentary of Bang - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Southeast students hope to raise support for documentary of Bangladesh

Posted: Updated:
A group students at Southeast Missouri State university are making a documentary film. A group students at Southeast Missouri State university are making a documentary film.
Crews started shooting the movie last year, but production has been held up due to finances. Crews started shooting the movie last year, but production has been held up due to finances.
"People who Know about Dan Coggin, they are in their old age now," said Mim. "People who Know about Dan Coggin, they are in their old age now," said Mim.
Coggin wrote a series of articles for Time Magazine back in the early 1970's. Coggin wrote a series of articles for Time Magazine back in the early 1970's.
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Carmi woman believed to be found dead rescued from mud

    Carmi woman believed to be found dead rescued from mud

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:53:04 GMT
    A woman, believed to have been found dead, was rescued after being stuck and covered in mud for 24 hours in Carmi, Illinois.
    A woman, believed to have been found dead, was rescued after being stuck and covered in mud for 24 hours in Carmi, Illinois.
  • State starts accepting medical marijuana requests

    State starts accepting medical marijuana requests

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:51:30 GMT
    Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to start requesting permission to use marijuana under a new state law.
    Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to start requesting permission to use marijuana under a new state law.
  • Missouri seeks to get more local food into schools

    Missouri seeks to get more local food into schools

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:57:27 GMT
    Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks.
    Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

It's a little known story of independence, but a group students at Southeast Missouri State university are hoping a documentary film will help change that.

Southeast graduate student Anika Mim says "The Battle of Kushtia" played a pivotal role in the liberation of Bangladesh.

The first journalist to cover the war was Dan Coggin.

Coggin wrote a series of articles for Time Magazine back in the early 1970's.

The film will not only memorialize the battle, but also the journalist who risked his life to tell the story. It's a responsibility Mim says is in the hands of today's generation.

"People who Know about Dan Coggin, they are in their old age now," said Mim. "So if we don't do that, there is basically no other people who can carry his work and make the world know about what he did for our nation."

Crews started shooting the movie last year, but production has been held up due to finances.

A fund raiser has been scheduled for Monday, May 19 at the University Center Ballroom.

Tickets sell for $25-75.

There are other ways you can contribute as well.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.