The sixth death anniversary of renowned filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer and broadcast journalist Mishuk Munier will be observed on Sunday with due solemnity and respect.
Tareque and Mishuk, along with three others, were killed in a tragic road accident on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Ghior upazila, Manikganj, when returning to Dhaka from a filming location in Manikganj on August 13, 2011.
To observe the day, Tareque Masud Memorial Trust and Moviyana Film Society will jointly organise a programme featuring a memorial lecture, discussion, and tributes to Tareque as well as screening his work, reported UNB.
The programme will open with a film screening, followed by the “Tareque Masud Memorial Lecture” and memorial discussion at the seminar room of National Theatre at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Theatre personality Ramendu Majumdar, cultural personality and filmmaker Nasir Uddin Yousuf and filmmaker Morshedul Islam will attend the memorial discussion.
Moviyana Film Society President Belayet Hossain Mamun, who is also the general secretary of the Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh (FFSB), will discuss and conduct the event, while FFSB President Lilun Nahar Sabbi will preside over it.
The programme will begin at 5pm with the screening of Tareque Masud's original documentary on artist SM Sultan, “Adam Surot,” while Prasun Rahman's original documentary on the life of Tareque Masud, “Fera,” will be screened at 6pm. A special tribute titled “August Aricha Road” by Prasun Rahman will be screened at 7pm.
Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS), the National Committee to Protect River, Road and Railways, and other organisations will hold programmes to observe the day as well.
DUFS has organised the Ninth International Inter-University Short Film Festival, which started off on Saturday at the TSC auditorium with the screening of Bangla films. Eminent filmmaker Catherine Masud, Tareque Masud's wife, attended the programme.
As a part of the DUFS programme, a film screening will be held at Alliance Française de Dhaka on August 20-21 and at Alliance Française de Chittagong on August 24-25.