Born in Bengal in 1957, Tareque Masud received a degree in history at the University of Dacca in 1981. From 1977 to 1982, he was involved in making socially-committed films and experimental shorts. Cofounder of an alternative filmmakers’ forum, he became the center of new cinema in Bangladesh. In 1988, he coordinated the International Short Film Festival of Dacca before moving to New York where he and his wife directed a documentary on the liberation of Bangladesh. In 1995, he moved back to Dacca where he now continues his filmmaking career.