Renowned journalist Md Jahirul Islam, better known as JI Mohsan, has presented a keynote paper at the 2021 edition of Cinemaking International Film Festival (CIFF) that took place from Jan 3 to Jan 6 this year in Dhaka.
The keynote paper sheds light on the life and works Oscar winning Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray at an international seminar at the CIFF marking the birth centenary of the late filmmaker.
Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra (SBBK) singer Dr Manoranjan Ghoshal, as the chief guest, attended the seminar hosted by Manjurul Islam Megh at the Seminar Room of National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on the evening of January 5.
In the keynote paper, Jahirul highlights the friendly relations of Satyajit Ray with Bangladesh.
The journalist also talked about Ray’s visit to Dhaka and the casting of Bangladeshi actress Babita in one of his reputed films ‘Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder)’.
At the seminar, researcher Abu Sayeed Tulu, Dhallywood filmmaker Apurba Roy and TV actor Ananda Khaled held discussions on the keynote paper presented by journalist Jahirul.
Having been in journalism for more than eight years now, Md Jahirul Islam is also known as a film critic.