6th death anniversary of Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier Sunday

DHAKA : The sixth death anniversary of acclaimed filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer and former Chief Executive Officer of ATN News Mishuk Munier will be observed on Sunday.
They died in a road accident on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Ghior Upazila of Manikganj on August 13 in 2011 while returning to Dhaka from Manikganj after visiting a filming location. Film Society of Dhaka University, the national committee to protect river, road and railways and other organizations began different programmes from today marking the death anniversary.
Film Society of Dhaka University is holding the Ninth International Inter-University Short Film Festival from today at the TSC auditorium where different short films are being screened.
On August 12, Bangla films will be screened at the TSC auditorium. Eminent film maker Catherine Masud, wife of Tareque Masud, will be present on the occasion.
Film screening will be held at Alliance FranOaise, Dhaka, on August 20-21 and at Alliance FranOaise, Chittagong, on August 24-25.
On the other hand, the national committee to protect river, road and railways today organized a discussion and formed a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club marking the death anniversary.
Tareque Masud was born in Nurpur village under Bhanga Upazila in Faridpur on December 6 in 1956. He completed his HSC from Notre Dame College and MA in History Department from the University of Dhaka.
Masud was an independent film director, film producer, screenwriter and lyricist – all at once. He first found success with the films ‘Muktir Gaan’ in 1995 and ‘Matir Moina’ in 2002.
He won three international awards, including the ‘International Critics’ FIPRESCI Prize’, in the Directors’ Fortnight section outside competition at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival for ‘Matir Moina’.
The film also became Bangladesh’s first film to compete for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Mishuk Munier was a media specialist and broadcast journalist. He was one of the three sons of the martyred intellectual Professor Munier Chowdhury. Mishuk served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Editor of satellite TV channel ATN News.
As the director of news operations of satellite TV channel Ekushey Television, Munier played a key role in flourishing broadcast journalism in Bangladesh.
He studied Mass Communication and Journalism Department in Dhaka University. After completing study, he joined the faculty as a part-time lecturer in 1989.
At the same time, he started to work for BBC as a freelance photographer. After serving in Ekushey Television from 1999 to 2002, he left Bangladesh to migrate to Canada where he worked for The Real News.
He also contributed for BBC, WTN, ARD1, Channel 4, CBC, and Discovery Health.


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