Documentary on Badal Rahman | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 10, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 10, 2011

Documentary on Badal Rahman


Noted filmmaker Badal Rahman passed away on June 11, last year. Tomorrow marks his first death anniversary. On the occasion, a documentary, titled “Pathikrit”, on the life of Rahman will be screened tomorrow at TSC, Dhaka University.
Young filmmakers Saiful Islam and Belayet Hossain have jointly directed the documentary.
The screening of the documentary is part of a commemorative programme by Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh (FFSB). Rahman served as its president till his last breath.
The documentary will shed light on different aspects of Rahman's life and works. Movieana Film Society has produced the documentary.
Badal Rahman was a “first” in many aspects of Bangladeshi cinema. He was the first Bangladeshi filmmaker to direct a full-length feature film (“Emil-er Goenda Bahini”) for children. He was also the co-coordinator of the first film appreciation course in Bangladesh.
He was amongst the first Bangladeshis to earn a film-related degree. After returning to Bangladesh, he, along with Syed Salahuddin Zaki, made his first film “Prottashar Shurjo” in 1974.
Rahman was actively involved with the film society movement in Bangladesh from its beginning. He was the convenor of the current movement to form a national film policy. “Self Portrait” and “Shilpir Shilpo” are amongst his other notable films.

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