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Film on Assam’s magic village goes for US fest
The story of a legendary magic village in Assam will now travel to the United States. A documentary film made on the traditional magic practiced in Mayong, a nondescript village located in Assam’s Morigaon district, has been selected for screening at the Silent River Film Festival to be held in California (USA) in October this year.
Directed by renowned film critic-turned-film maker Utpal Borpujari and produced by Jayanta Goswami, the film had earlier been archived by the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) of Great Britain and Ireland so that researchers and academicians associated with cultural ethnography studies can access the documentary.
The documentary, which made the first ever effort to capture the story of Mayong in film, is among the 79 films chosen from all over the world for screening at the festival that will happen at Irvine in California from October 17 to 20.
The 53 minute documentary film is about a small cluster of villages in Mayong and the age-old practices and legends associated with black magic in the area. The film traces the cultural and historical elements of the area widely neglected so far in spite of being so rich in folklore.
The film also highlights the ancient manuscripts,
books and tantric images in a bid to evoke the mind of researchers or even common tourists to visit the place.
The film has earlier been screened at the 6th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, 5th CineASA Guwahati International Film Festival and the Indie-8 Film Festival in Shillong, has already been archived by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Britain and Ireland, as reported earlier. It will also be screened at the Gandhinagar International Film Festival soon.
The other films from India that will be screened at the Silent River Film Festival are Vikramaditya Motwane’s Hindi feature film Lootera, Sourav Sarangi’s documentary Char-The No Man’s Island, and short films Lapet by Anshul Sinha and Afterglow by Kaushal Oza.
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