Bangladesh Film Archive, Getty Images sign MoU to preserve on Liberation War


City Desk :
Bangladesh Film Archive under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and Getty Images, a visual media company of the United States, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an objective to collect and preserve the footages on the great Liberation War and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The MoU was signed on Friday at the Getty Images office in New York, said an official release of the ministry here on Monday, reports BSS.
Dr Md Mofakkharul Iqbal, director of the project on “Collection and preservation of audio visual documents of the Liberation War from local and foreign sources and capacity building of Bangladesh Film Archive” and Arran Birchenough, Asia Pacific director (TV and sales) of Getty Images, signed the
MoU on behalf of their respective sides.
Senior Secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Humayun Kabir Khandaker, officials from Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC and Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN in New York attended the function.
After the declaration of independence by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the first hour of March 26, 1971, the news was circulated in different media of the world.
During the long nine months of the Liberation War, various international media published various pictures and news on the war.

Through this MoU, Getty Images will assist Bangladesh Film Archive in collecting and preserving these priceless documents, the release added.