Today is the seventh death anniversary of director Badal Rahman, who dedicated his life in the country’s film society movemnet.
Marking the day, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Moviyana Film Society have jointly organised a commemorative programme at the academy’s seminar room later today.
Film historian Anupam Hayat will deliver the Badal Rahman Commemorative lecture on film and society in Bangladesh this evening.
Badal Rahman, the director of the first full-length feature film for children in Bangladesh, Emiler Goenda Bahini (1980), served as the president of the Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh until his death in 2010.
Born on June 4, 1949, he completed a diploma in film editing from the National Film and Television Institute of India, widely known as Pune Film Institute.
After returning to Bangladesh, he, along with Syed Salahuddin Zaki, made his first film Prottashar Shurjo in 1974.
He was involved with the film society movement in Bangladesh since its beginning. Earlier, he had served as the president of FFSB from 1986 to ‘90.
Self Portrait and Shilpir Shilpa are amongst his other notable films.
A politically conscious filmmaker, Badal Rahman believed that film could contribute a lot to shaping and showcasing the people’s psyche.
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