Tanvir Mokammel receives ‘Chalachchitram Padak

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Chalachchitram Film Society has conferred renowned filmmaker and one of the leading figures in the alternative film movement in Bangladesh, Tanvir Mokammel, with ‘Chalachchitram Padak 2007’. The award giving ceremony was held at the Goethe-Institut Bangladesh on November 22.

Tanvir Mokammel received the crest from noted educationist professor Anisuzzaman. In his speech Professor Anisuzzaman said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be able to hand out this award to a person whose reputation has extended well beyond the borders of our country.”

In his speech, filmmaker and executive president of Chalachchitram Film Society, Morshedul Islam, explained why the film society selected Tanvir Mokammel as the recipient of this year’s award. He said, “Tanvir Mokammel has accomplished two important tasks this year. He made a full-length documentary film on the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh and a key figure in our Liberation War, Tajuddin Ahmed. Mokammel has also established a film institute called ‘Bangladesh Film Centre’.”

Tanvir Mokammel’s much talked about documentary, Tajuddin Ahmed: The Unsung Hero, was screened at the venue.
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BY Jamil Mahmud

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