Cancer 71 is a film which does not wish to plot a structured development of events, instead, it wishes to offer a counternarrative marked by the historical, social, and personal predicament. Here, the tension between individual crisis and the forces of history is attempted to capture against the flux of time, where politics of female body plays an important part. It aims to develop a direct image of time that would present the dialectic of historical factuality and material reality through the ritualistic movements of memories and real life recollections of an individual whose conscious plane often moves to a different high due to posttraumatic disorder. The history of human being is of the class struggle and war. Violence is a recurrent theme in all the ages, and sometimes, the degree of violence and atrocity shock the individual to an unfathomable depth. Surprisingly, female body has been an important pawn in the power play. Physical and sexual violence against women in war is a common phenomenon, and the victimized female body, one the one hand, bears the testimony of domination by the victorious, and on the other hand, shatters the morale and backbone of the conquered. Moreover, in the subcontinent, female body is quite often linked with nationalism, which is why the masters of war target it to destroy the nation's pride. Bangladesh Liberation war is a good example of that.