Tareque, Mishuk remembered

August 15, 2015

Tareque, Mishuk rememberedCelebrated filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier were remembered through a commemorative event marking their fourth death anniversary at the Music and Dance Centre of
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday.
Both Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier, along with three others, died in a road accident on August 13, 2011.Organised jointly by the Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, the programme featured candle-lighting, film screening and discussion.
Among others, filmmaker Morshedul Islam, FFSB president Lailun Nahar Semi, film researcher Dr Sajedul Awal and critic Zaid Aziz spoke at the discussion session which was chaired by Liaquat Ali Lucky, director general of BSA.
‘Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier started their career together. The feat that they achieved in their short creative life would not have been possible without their collaboration,’ said Sajedul Awal.
‘Sadly, even four years after their deaths, Tareque’s name is singled out in a way that’s demeaning to Mishuk. It’s unfortunate,’ he added.
Zaid Aziz spoke in the same vein, saying, ‘Films such as Narosundor, Matir Moyna and Ruway would not have been made without a concerted effort by everyone involvement with their productions.’
In his speech, noted filmmaker Morshedul Islam reflected on the duo’s contributions to the new wave of filmmaking in Bangladesh aimed at taking the medium beyond its conventional role as only a source of entertainment.
Earlier, the programme commenced with the screening of Tareque Masud’s last feature Runway and short Narosundar.
The audience appreciated the masterly making of Runway that deals with issues such as fundamentalism, social intolerance and injustice.
The short film Narosundar, in which Tareque deals with the contested issue of Urdu-speaking Bihari people in Bangladesh and their role in the war of liberation, also reminded the audience of the makers’ awareness of social issues.
The programme ended with a screening of the duo’s first documentary, Adam Surat, which they made in the 1980s

-With New Age input

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