DU VC for cultural practices to curb militancy

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MCJ Film Club Moderator Sabrina Sultana Chowdhury (from left) film director Morshedul Islam, actor Ferdous Ahmed, Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique, actress Sarah Begum Kobori, and Mostofa Sarwar Farooki are lighting candle at Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) auditorium to inaugurate two-day Asian Film Festival on October 3, 2016. Photo: Collected

Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique today underscored the need for increasing cultural practices to curb militancy across the country.

He made the urge while inaugurating the two-day Asian Film Festival at Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) auditorium. The MCJ Film Club, an association of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) Department of the university organized the film show for the first time.

An important medium of education, Professor Siddique said, film can be a very strong tool to root out terrorism and militancy from the society.

Films remove the narrowness of mind and help civilization get rid of its crisis, he added, seeking more healthy films to differentiate the darkness and light for the sake of enlightenment in the society.

Meanwhile, titled with ‘Deshiyo Pordai Esiyo Chalacchitra (Asian Films on Indigenous Screen), the inaugural function was also addressed, among others, by actress Sarah Begum Kobori, film directors Morshedul Islam and Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and actor Ferdous Ahmed.

MCJ Department Chairman Professor Mofizur Rhaman chaired the occasion.

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A souvenir on “Reading Asian Films” was also unveiled at the programme.

Seven films of China, South Korea, India, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan and host Bangladesh are being screened during the festival.

Chinese film “House of Flying Draggers” was screened at 3:00pm followed by South Korean film “Three Iron” at 4:00pm and Indian film PK at 6:00pm this evening.

Tomorrow, Hong Kong film “In the Mood for love” will be shown at 11:00am, Iranian film “A Separation” at 1.30pm, Japanese film “Spirited Away” at 4:00pm and Bangladeshi film “Runway” at 6:00pm.

The tickets are available at TSC and also at online website www.ticketchai.com for Tk 20 each.

See the trailers of tomorrow’s movie here.

In the Mood for love – 11:00am

A Separation – 1:30pm

Spirited Away – 4:00pm

Runway – 6:00pm

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