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‘Amar Bhashar Chalachchitra 1429’ begins at DU today

  • DU Correspondent
  • 5 February, 2023 12:00 AM
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‘Amar Bhashar Chalachchitra 1429’ begins at TSC premises of Dhaka University (DU) today.

Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) has organised the five-day long festival.

The opening ceremony of this year’s event will be held at 4:00pm today. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, DU Pro-VC (Administration) Dr Muhammad Samad, Managing director of SQ group Sohel Ahmed, filmmaker Nasir Uddin Yousuf, DU assistant professor and moderator of DUFS Habiba Rahman will be present at the opening ceremony among others as the guests.

The festival will begin with the screening of Alamgir Kabir's ‘Simana Periye’ at 10:00am.

 Besides, Shibli Sadiq’s ‘Anondo Osru’, Mahmud Didar’s ‘Beauty Circus’ and Muhammad Quayum's 'Kura Pokkhir Shunne Ura' will be screened at 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm, respectively at the first day of the festival.

For the first time in this event, an open discussion session called 'Jukti Takko ar Goppo' is going to be held.

This year’s edition will screen 18 classical and contemporary Bengali films, two short films and two documentaries. In addition to the film exhibition, there is an opportunity for Bengali cinephiles to directly interact and participate in discussions with film professionals.

Since 2002, Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) has successfully organized 20 editions of this festival to honour the great martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the Bangla language. The festival also serves the purpose of promoting Bangla cinema to the masses.