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Posted by: Len

Tareque Masud.  Photo from his Wikipedia entry.

Tareque Masud. Photo from his Wikipedia entry.

Next weekend New York University will be hosting a two-day retrospective of the works of Tareque Masud at the Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway in New Your City.  Catherine Masud, his widow, will be speaking at the event.  We will not be able to attend but encourage all of our friends in the New York area to do so.  Tareque was an excellent film maker, someone whom we respected and from whom we learned.

Tareque and Catherine were supporters of Threads from the beginning, when the project was just an idea and before it even had a name, and we are and always will always be grateful for their help and advice.  We are also grateful for their introduction to cinematographer Mishuk Munier, who made a profound impression on us in the brief time that we knew him. Mishuk and Tareque worked closely together and you can see Mishuk’s work in several of the films that will be shown, including Runway, Tareque’s last completed work.



Posted by:  Len

Note:  Unfortunately the link to the article on the Key Peninsula News website has expired.

The last few months have been filled with work on the film and other adventures, so our blog posts have fallen behind.  We will catch up, however, and bring everyone up to date on progress.

We were pleased to see that  our community newspaper just published a very nice article about the film project, complete with one of our favorite photos of Cathy, Len and Surayia, taken by Anil Advani when we were in Dhaka nearly two years ago.   We  were showing Surayia some clips from the very first footage that Mishuk Munier had filmed of Surayia and the women who worked with her.

That photo brings back a mix of emotions: happiness from our time with Surayia and sadness recalling Mishuk’s untimely death.  It is always amazing how evocative a single image can be.