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Death anniv of Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier today
The seventh anniversary of death of noted filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier will be observed today.
Tareque and Mishuk were killed in a road accident along with three others on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Ghoir upazila, Manijgank, on August 13, 2011 while returning to Dhaka from a shooting location in Manikganj.
Different organisations will hold special programmes marking the day.
Moviyana Film Society and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy have organised a workshop titled ‘Adam Surat Theke Runway’ on films of Tareque Masud and Catherine Masud at BSA. The workshop, which began on Saturday, would end today.
Tareque Masud Memorial Trust and Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh will hold commemorative programmes featuring a memorial lecture, discussions and others on Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier.
Film director, producer and screenwriter Tareque Masud was born in Nurpur village under Faridpur district in 1956. He received his early education from madrasah. After the liberation war he switched to general education. He graduated in history from Dhaka University.
Tareque got involved with the film society movement from his university days. He started making his first film, Adam Surat (The Inner Strength), a documentary on the Bangladeshi painter SM Sultan, in 1982.
He won much acclaim for his 1995 feature-length documentary, on the 1971 liberation war, Muktir Gaan (Song of Freedom). He also made many other films on liberation war like Muktir Kotha (Words of Freedom, 1999), Narir Kotha (Women and War, 2000), Moina (The Clay Bird, 2002) and Naroshundor (The Barbershop, 2009).
In 2012, Tareque was posthumously honoured with Ekushey Padak.
Cinematographer Mishuk Munier was one of three sons of late Munier Chowdhury.
Munier worked as a cinematographer on many of Tarque Masud’s films including Runway. He was working on Kagojer Phool when he died.
Mishuk studied mass communication and journalism at Dhaka University. After completing his MA in mass communication and journalism, Mishuk joined the department as a part-time lecturer in 1989. During his eventful career he worked as director of news operations of satellite TV channel Ekushey Television, Canada-based The Real News, BBC, WTN, ARD1, Channel 4, CBC, and Discovery Health.
He returned to Bangladesh and later joined ATN News as CEO in November 2010.
He was awarded Ekushey Padak posthumously for his contribution to journalism in 2012.