Film Archives starts research project
Friday, 08 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

The Bangladesh Film Archives has taken up a project to carry out researches on a number of aspects of the country’s film industry, including the lives and works of eminent actors, directors and other artistes.

A total of five researches will be conducted and five publications will be brought out at the cost of Tk 10 lakh under the project. Professor Giti Ara Nasreen will research on ‘BFDC of half century: problems and suggestions on film development’, researcher Anupam Hayat will work on ‘film on independence war of Bangladesh’, Tapan Baghchi will work on ’50 years of Bangladeshi film: presentation of rural life’, Dr Aminul Islam will work on ‘presentation of children in Bangladeshi film and children’s ethical and artistic attitude’, and Rafiqul Islam will conduct a study on ‘discussion on the film archive establishment’.

The publications that will be done include publications on ‘Preservation of film’ by Nurul Islam, ‘Life of Sumitadevi’ by Ishtiaqur Rahman Bhuian, ‘National film chart of Bangladesh: 1956-2005’ by Nazrul Islam, ‘Life of Udayan Chowdhry’ by Surid Jahangir, and on ‘Film producer and director Salahuddin’ by Harunur Rashid.

A signing ceremony to undertake the project was held on Wednesday with the writers and researchers at the archive office. This project has been taken up to enrich the archive and encourage the researchers and writers to work on the cinema industry of the country, information secretary Jamil Osman said on the occasion, adding that the heritage of the Bangladeshi cinema was very old and rich and all concerned should work collectively to keep alive the tradition and bring back a healthy environment in cinema.

Among others director general of Bangladesh Film Archives, Mohammad Jahangir, Anupam Hayat, Harunur Rashid, Sajjadul Auwal and project director Ishtiaq Hossain attended the programme.

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