The UK based popular broadcast media Channel 4 broadcasted internationally acclaimed Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque Masud’s last film Runway on Thursday at 6:30am Bangladeshi local time.
Before the broadcast, the TV channel also aired an interview of Teraque’s widow Catherine Masud.
Earlier on Saturday, Channel 4 had re-telecast a recorded interview of late Tareque Masud and Catherine Masud followed by airing of Masuds internationally acclaimed movie Matir Moina.
‘The UK based TV channel had aired Matir Moyna and Antarjatra after the release of the respective movies. They also showed interest to air Runway after its release. But, at the death of Tareque Masud, Channel 4 planned to give an especial tribute to Tareque broadcasting two movies in a week,’ Catherine Masud, who is also producer of Runway, told New Age.
Released in December 2010, Runway explores how unemployment and a hopeless future can lead youths to religious extremism through portrayal of a madrassah dropped out young man named Ruhul who lives near the runway of Dhaka’s international airport.
Tareque Msud during his last days of life screened the movie in different district towns. But, so far the movie had not its release in cinemas in Dhaka after the untimely death of Tareque Msud in August last year in a road accident.
The Dhaka audience will be able to watch the movie in a TV channel soon as four private channels in the country are showing interest to air the movie during the upcoming Eid Ul Azha celebrations, Catherine said.
DVD of the movie is also available in the market.
-With New Age input