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Director Proshoon Rahman writes book on Tareque Masud

  • Published at 05:16 pm August 12th, 2021
“Nigrohokal” director Proshoon Rahmaan worked with Masud forthe last four years of the latter's life| Courtesy

Friday marks the 10th death anniversary of late visionary filmmaker Tareque Masud

Filmmaker tareque Masud died along with media personality Ashfaque Munier Mishuk, film production crew members Wasim and Jamal and microbus driver Mostafizur Rahman in a fatal road crash on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Ghior Upazila of Manikganj on August 13, 2011 - while returning from the shooting set of his unfinished film 'Kagojer Phul'.

Friday marks the 10th death anniversary of late visionary filmmaker.

“Nigrohokal” director Proshoon Rahmaan, who worked with Masud during the last four years of his life, published dozens of columns, tributes and interviews, reminiscing his experience working alongside the “Matir Moyna” filmmaker, over the course of the last decade.

On the 10th death anniversary of Masud, Proshoon is set to publish a collection of his writings in a new book titled “Tareq Masud Ebong Tar Shopno-Songkranto.” He dedicated the book to the filmmaker’s son Nishad Masud.

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Born on December 6, 1956, in Faridpur, Tareque was involved with the film society movement in the late 70s. His maiden film is ‘Adam Surat’, a documentary on the legendary artist SM Sultan which was released in 1989.

His much-acclaimed film 'Matir Moyna' earned the FIPRESCI Prize in 2002 Cannes Film Festival and became Bangladesh's first film to compete for the Academy Award for the best foreign-language film in the same year.

In addition to filmmaking, Tareque was also a pioneer of the independent film movement in Bangladesh. He was a founding member of the Short Film Forum, the leading platform for independent filmmakers. He organized the country’s first International Short and Documentary Film Festival In 1988.

His other major films are ‘Runway’, ‘Ontorjatra’ ‘Muktir Gaan’ and the unfinished  'Kagojer Phul'.