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BFA celebrates 40th founding anniv

Visitors look at displayed photographs and film posters at Bangladesh Film Archives on Thursday. —Snigdha Zaman.
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Bangladesh Film Archive celebrated its 40th founding anniversary by organising day-long programmes held at BFA building in Agargaon on Thursday.
The celebration programmes included seminar, discussion, poster and photography exhibition and film screening.
Information minister Hasanul Haque Inu inaugurated the day-long programmes in presence of information secretary Abdul Malek, Bangladesh Film Archive director general Shachindra Nath Halder and eminent filmmakers and artistes.
‘I congratulate Bangladesh Film Archive on its 40th founding anniversary. I hope BFA, using its modern facilities and building, will be able to effectively preserve our films’, said Inu.
The celebration programmes began in the morning with screening of Pramathesh Barua’s 1935 film Devdas at the projection hall of the BFA building.
Besides, digital footage from Zahir Raihan’s incomplete film Let There be Light was screened. The archive has digitized Raihan’s film from its negatives. French filmmaker Robert Enrico’s short film Incident at Owl Creek was also screened.
In the afternoon a seminar was held where film critic Anupam Hayat presented the keynote paper.
Hayat’s paper titled ‘Bangladesh Film Archive: Chollish Bachhorer Ogrojatra’ highlighted 40-year journey of Bangladesh Film Archive.
‘Bangladesh Film Archive began its journey at a rented house in Dhanmondi on May 17, 1978. Now the archive has a multi-storey building with all modern facilities. The archive preserves over 3,000 local and foreign films and over 65,000 documents, books, poster and photographs related to films’, said Hayat.
The archive, however, could not collect and preserve many noted films and parts of many preserved films have been damaged due to poor preservation. It is high time that the archive starts working to collect and preserve films using the new modern equipments at its disposal, added Hayat.
The seminar, presided over by Syed Hasan Imam, was attended by filmmakers Amjad Hossain and Morshedul Islam, film researcher Dr Mohammad Jahangir Hossain and others.
A large number of visitors thronged the poster and photography exhibition held on the second floor of the BFA building. The exhibition displayed over two hundred posters and photographs of popular yesteryear films like Jiban Theke Newa, Arunodoyer Agnisakkhi, Chashi Meye, Sareng Bou, Moynamoti, Chitra Nodir Parey, Matir Moyna and others.
BFA officials said that the 77th congress of International Federation of Film Archives will be held in Dhaka in 2021.

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Visitors look at displayed photographs and film posters at Bangladesh Film Archives on Thursday. —Snigdha Zaman.
Cultural Correspondent
 
Bangladesh Film Archive celebrated its 40th founding anniversary by organising day-long programmes held at BFA building in Agargaon on Thursday.
The celebration programmes included seminar, discussion, poster and photography exhibition and film screening.
Information minister Hasanul Haque Inu inaugurated the day-long programmes in presence of information secretary Abdul Malek, Bangladesh Film Archive director general Shachindra Nath Halder and eminent filmmakers and artistes.
‘I congratulate Bangladesh Film Archive on its 40th founding anniversary. I hope BFA, using its modern facilities and building, will be able to effectively preserve our films’, said Inu.
The celebration programmes began in the morning with screening of Pramathesh Barua’s 1935 film Devdas at the projection hall of the BFA building.
Besides, digital footage from Zahir Raihan’s incomplete film Let There be Light was screened. The archive has digitized Raihan’s film from its negatives. French filmmaker Robert Enrico’s short film Incident at Owl Creek was also screened.
In the afternoon a seminar was held where film critic Anupam Hayat presented the keynote paper.
Hayat’s paper titled ‘Bangladesh Film Archive: Chollish Bachhorer Ogrojatra’ highlighted 40-year journey of Bangladesh Film Archive.
‘Bangladesh Film Archive began its journey at a rented house in Dhanmondi on May 17, 1978. Now the archive has a multi-storey building with all modern facilities. The archive preserves over 3,000 local and foreign films and over 65,000 documents, books, poster and photographs related to films’, said Hayat.
The archive, however, could not collect and preserve many noted films and parts of many preserved films have been damaged due to poor preservation. It is high time that the archive starts working to collect and preserve films using the new modern equipments at its disposal, added Hayat.
The seminar, presided over by Syed Hasan Imam, was attended by filmmakers Amjad Hossain and Morshedul Islam, film researcher Dr Mohammad Jahangir Hossain and others.
A large number of visitors thronged the poster and photography exhibition held on the second floor of the BFA building. The exhibition displayed over two hundred posters and photographs of popular yesteryear films like Jiban Theke Newa, Arunodoyer Agnisakkhi, Chashi Meye, Sareng Bou, Moynamoti, Chitra Nodir Parey, Matir Moyna and others.
BFA officials said that the 77th congress of International Federation of Film Archives will be held in Dhaka in 2021.

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Pocket edition of Gitabitan launched

Rabindra Academy artistes perform at Bangladesh National Museum on Tuesday.
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Rabindra Academy launched a pocket edition of Gitabitan on Tuesday celebrating Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore’s 157th birth anniversary at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum.
The programme titled ‘Chira Natuner Dilo Daak’ also featured a discussion and cultural show.
The academy launched a pocket edition of Gitabitan containing diverse genre Tagore songs at the programme, which was presided over by Rabindra Academy president poet Azizur Rahman Aziz.
Though the Gitabitan, first published in three volumes in 1931 and 1932, contains 2,232 songs penned by Tagore, the pocket edition published by the academy contains 433 songs.
‘The pocket edition contains Tagore’s popular nature, devotional, love and other songs. The edition is easy to carry and the songs have been organised alphabetically. We hope both Tagore enthusiasts and artistes will find the edition helpful’, Bulbul Mahalanbish, general secretary of Rabindra Academy.
Among others, Jagannath University professor Ahmed Reza, Chittagong University professor Muniruzzaman and poet Nuh-ul-Alam Lenin were present as discussants at the programme.
The speakers highlighted Tagore’s contribution to Bangla literature and culture, his thoughts on society and education in their speeches.
Following the book launch and discussion, Tagore singers and recitation artistes entertained the audience presenting Tagore’s popular songs and poems.
Recitation artiste Belayet Hossain began the cultural programme reciting Tagore’s immensely popular poem Banshi, while recitation artiste Keya Chowdhury recited Parichay.
Tagore singer Mostafizur Rahman Turya rendered Tagore’s devotional song Anandadhara bahichhe bhubane and nature song Akashbhora surya tara to the delight of the audience. 
Singer Aparna Khan presented Tagore’s famous love song Olo soi amar iccha korey, while Nusrat Binte Nur presented two popular love songs Bhalobasi bhalobasi and Sakhi bhabona kahare bole. 
Milon Dev presented Tagore’s love song Premer joyare and nature song Eso shyamol sundar and Reeta Majumder rendered Tagore’s devotional song Eki e sundar shobha.

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Rabindra Academy artistes perform at Bangladesh National Museum on Tuesday.
Cultural Correspondent
 
Rabindra Academy launched a pocket edition of Gitabitan on Tuesday celebrating Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore’s 157th birth anniversary at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum.
The programme titled ‘Chira Natuner Dilo Daak’ also featured a discussion and cultural show.
The academy launched a pocket edition of Gitabitan containing diverse genre Tagore songs at the programme, which was presided over by Rabindra Academy president poet Azizur Rahman Aziz.
Though the Gitabitan, first published in three volumes in 1931 and 1932, contains 2,232 songs penned by Tagore, the pocket edition published by the academy contains 433 songs.
‘The pocket edition contains Tagore’s popular nature, devotional, love and other songs. The edition is easy to carry and the songs have been organised alphabetically. We hope both Tagore enthusiasts and artistes will find the edition helpful’, Bulbul Mahalanbish, general secretary of Rabindra Academy.
Among others, Jagannath University professor Ahmed Reza, Chittagong University professor Muniruzzaman and poet Nuh-ul-Alam Lenin were present as discussants at the programme.
The speakers highlighted Tagore’s contribution to Bangla literature and culture, his thoughts on society and education in their speeches.
Following the book launch and discussion, Tagore singers and recitation artistes entertained the audience presenting Tagore’s popular songs and poems.
Recitation artiste Belayet Hossain began the cultural programme reciting Tagore’s immensely popular poem Banshi, while recitation artiste Keya Chowdhury recited Parichay.
Tagore singer Mostafizur Rahman Turya rendered Tagore’s devotional song Anandadhara bahichhe bhubane and nature song Akashbhora surya tara to the delight of the audience. 
Singer Aparna Khan presented Tagore’s famous love song Olo soi amar iccha korey, while Nusrat Binte Nur presented two popular love songs Bhalobasi bhalobasi and Sakhi bhabona kahare bole. 
Milon Dev presented Tagore’s love song Premer joyare and nature song Eso shyamol sundar and Reeta Majumder rendered Tagore’s devotional song Eki e sundar shobha.

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Nat’l award-winning Ghraan going to France

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National Award-winning short film Ghraan (The Smell) is going to participate in an International film festival ‘Solaris Film Festival’ to be held in Nice, Southern France from May 27 to 30. Directed by Kamrul Ahsan Lelin, the film will be screened in the short film categories.
Kamrul’s debut Ghraan is a film about rediscovering the relationship between father and a son. Ahkam, now a father somehow recalls snapshots of childhood and realizes his childly anguish on his poor father, which eventually takes him to an understanding of fatherhood. 
The cast of the film includes Tauquir Ahmed, Saberi Alam, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Nirzhar Ahsan, Angona Islam, Rajanigandha Rofik, Emon, Rasel, Siam, Ghalib, Puja and others.
Earlier, the film Ghraan won the Best Director Award in the Short Film category at the SMR 13 International Independent Film Festival held in France, won Best Short Film Award at the 6th Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival in 2016. The film also won the National Film Award 2016 in the Short Film Category.
Besides, the film participated in the several international film festivals held in Japan, Iran and others.To note, The Solaris Film Festival was founded to bring the most original filmmakers together with diverse audiences for its annual program of feature and short films, experimental films, and student work. The Festival’s name is an homage to the Andrei Tarkovsky iconic film Solaris.

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Cultural Correspondent
 
National Award-winning short film Ghraan (The Smell) is going to participate in an International film festival ‘Solaris Film Festival’ to be held in Nice, Southern France from May 27 to 30. Directed by Kamrul Ahsan Lelin, the film will be screened in the short film categories.
Kamrul’s debut Ghraan is a film about rediscovering the relationship between father and a son. Ahkam, now a father somehow recalls snapshots of childhood and realizes his childly anguish on his poor father, which eventually takes him to an understanding of fatherhood. 
The cast of the film includes Tauquir Ahmed, Saberi Alam, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Nirzhar Ahsan, Angona Islam, Rajanigandha Rofik, Emon, Rasel, Siam, Ghalib, Puja and others.
Earlier, the film Ghraan won the Best Director Award in the Short Film category at the SMR 13 International Independent Film Festival held in France, won Best Short Film Award at the 6th Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival in 2016. The film also won the National Film Award 2016 in the Short Film Category.
Besides, the film participated in the several international film festivals held in Japan, Iran and others.To note, The Solaris Film Festival was founded to bring the most original filmmakers together with diverse audiences for its annual program of feature and short films, experimental films, and student work. The Festival’s name is an homage to the Andrei Tarkovsky iconic film Solaris.

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Jannat-e-Ferdousi presents classic Bangla songs
Jannat-e-Ferdousi performs at Bangladesh National Museum on Wednesday. — Snigdha Zaman
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Nazrul Sangeet singer Jannat-e-Ferdousi entertained the audience presenting popular songs of yesteryears at a solo show held at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Wednesday.
Ferdousi rendered popular songs of yesteryears penned by Kazi Nazrul Islam, Atul Prasad Sen, Rajanikanta Sen and Dwijendralal Roy at the show, which was organised jointly by Sangskriti Samannay Kendra Bangladesh and Research and Development Collective.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor was present as the chief guest at the programme.
Ferdousi, who teaches Nazrul songs at Chhayanaut, commenced the programme singing Nazrul’s popular song Sure o banir mala diye.
The singer sang Nazrul’s diverse songs like Amar kon kule aj bhirlo tori, Abar bhalobasar sadh jage and Sakhi ami na hoy maan korechinu to the delight of the audience.
Ferdousi next presented songs penned by Atul Prasad Sen, Rajanikanta Sen and Dwijendralal Roy. She brilliantly rendered Atul Prasad’s love song Badhua nid nahi ankhipatey, Rajanikanta’s devotional song Tumi amar ontosthole and Dwijendralal’s inspirational song Mohasindhur opar theke.
Besides, she also presented a number of romantic songs of yesteryears like Tumi sondhakasher tarar moto, Ei meghla diney ekla, Ashar shrabon, Ekta gaan likho amar jonno, Adhar amar bhalo lage, E shudhu gaaner din, Tumi je amar kobita and others.
Jannat-e-Ferdousi has albums like Nil Jamunar jal and Sobare Basore Bhalo to her credit. She is also a history researcher associated with Research and Development Collective.

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Jannat-e-Ferdousi performs at Bangladesh National Museum on Wednesday. — Snigdha Zaman
Cultural Correspondent
 
Nazrul Sangeet singer Jannat-e-Ferdousi entertained the audience presenting popular songs of yesteryears at a solo show held at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Wednesday.
Ferdousi rendered popular songs of yesteryears penned by Kazi Nazrul Islam, Atul Prasad Sen, Rajanikanta Sen and Dwijendralal Roy at the show, which was organised jointly by Sangskriti Samannay Kendra Bangladesh and Research and Development Collective.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor was present as the chief guest at the programme.
Ferdousi, who teaches Nazrul songs at Chhayanaut, commenced the programme singing Nazrul’s popular song Sure o banir mala diye.
The singer sang Nazrul’s diverse songs like Amar kon kule aj bhirlo tori, Abar bhalobasar sadh jage and Sakhi ami na hoy maan korechinu to the delight of the audience.
Ferdousi next presented songs penned by Atul Prasad Sen, Rajanikanta Sen and Dwijendralal Roy. She brilliantly rendered Atul Prasad’s love song Badhua nid nahi ankhipatey, Rajanikanta’s devotional song Tumi amar ontosthole and Dwijendralal’s inspirational song Mohasindhur opar theke.
Besides, she also presented a number of romantic songs of yesteryears like Tumi sondhakasher tarar moto, Ei meghla diney ekla, Ashar shrabon, Ekta gaan likho amar jonno, Adhar amar bhalo lage, E shudhu gaaner din, Tumi je amar kobita and others.
Jannat-e-Ferdousi has albums like Nil Jamunar jal and Sobare Basore Bhalo to her credit. She is also a history researcher associated with Research and Development Collective.

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