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12:00 AM, October 12, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 12, 2017

Bangladesh Film Festival in Bishkek

A three day Bangladesh Film Festival, the first of its kind, was inaugurated in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on October 10, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Kyrgyz Republic.

Deputy Minister for Culture of Kyrgyz Republic, Bektenaliev Muktaly Abdybekovich and DG, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ulan Djusupov were present at the inaugural occasion. Besides Foreign Mission representatives, other attendees at the inaugural show of the Festival included leading members of the Kyrgyz Cinema Union, Kyrgyz filmmakers, producers plus cultural activists. Bangladeshi Ambassador to Kyrgyz Republic Mosud Mannan (ndc) delivered the inaugural speech. Kyrgyz government representatives also made formal speeches and thanked Bangladesh for holding the Festival in Bishkek, says a press release. 

On the first evening, Zahir Raihan's “Stop Genocide” and Tanvir Mokammel's “Chitra Nadir Pare” were screened. Director Tanvir Mokammel graced the occasion and also addressed the gathering. 

This event was held at the historic cinema hall named after famous Kyfgyz author Chingiz Aytmatov. 

On the second and third day of the Festival, “Matir Moyna” by Tareque Masud and “Jibon Dhuli” by Tanvir Mokammel were screened.

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