by NEWSNER , 2021-01-25 15:00:33
Manipur filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar's film Nine Hills One Valley got the Special Mention Award in the Film Bazaar Recommends (FBR) Section of the Film Bazaar 2020, which was held online from January 16 to 21, concurring with the International Film Festival of India 2020.
Nine Hills One Valley was among 19 element films chosen for the FBR Section of the Film Bazaar 2020 coordinated by the National Film Development Corporation Limited under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Chief Sreejith Karanavar's Konkani-language film Today Me Tomorrow You got the top honour in the FBR segment while the Special Mentions in this part went to Nine Hills One Valley and The Cloud And The Man, a Bengali-language project from Abhinanda Banerjee.
Credit: Film Bazaar India
The Theme on Tribes:
Paban Kumar's film in Manipuri and Tangkhul dialects is about Ahum, an ancestral form the slopes who is en route to Imphal city in the valley to meet his girl before she leaves for New Delhi looking for work. During his excursion, he experiences various individuals and their accounts, making the watchers observer to the mercilessness of ethnic clashes.
Statement from Filmmaker:
Kumar stated, "I have been seeing and hearing the always expanding ethnic split between various communities in Manipur for land, woods, culture and character since my youth. This film is additionally a declaration of the brutishness of ethnic conflict described by the casualties utilizing both the verifiable and fiction classes," he added.
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