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Jahnu Barua to Quit Assam State Film Awards and Film Festival

Jahnu Barua

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GUWAHATI: Amidst of massive protests against the Citizenship (Amendment Bill), National award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua has registered his opposition to the Bill by deciding not to participate in the 8th Assam State Film Awards and Film Festival, 2019.

The festival is scheduled to take place on December 26 and 27 in the city. Barua is withdrawing his film ‘Bhoga Khirikee’ (Broken Window) from being screened at the festival. The film was produced by actor Priyanka Chopra and released October last year.  “People don’t realize the implications the CAB can have fifty years later. It is dangerous and that’s why I have decided to withdraw my film,” Barua said.  “We are a society where language is one of the main drivers — and this Bill will lead to the destruction of language and culture of Assam in the next 50 to 100 years,” said the eminent filmmaker.

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