By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 3: Come Friday a number of student leaders of the State will be seen on an on-screen campaign against witch-hunting in the film – Aei Maatite. The film is set to be released all over the State.
Extending full support film and its cause, top leaders of AASU, ABSU and SFI on Tuesday appealed to the people of Assam to join hands against witch-hunting and come out in large numbers to watch the film on October 6. Directed by independent filmmaker and eminent theatre persolity Dr. Sitath Lahkar, Aei Maatite is the first Assamese full-length feature film on witch-hunting.
This is the first for AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi, ABSU president Pramod Boro, SFI general secretary (Assam unit) Nirangkush th and SMSS president Bittu Sonowal as actors.
“It’s my debut film. This film plays a crucial role in showing the way to get rid of social evils like witch-hunting. We appeal to people to watch Aei Maatite considering it as a collective social responsibility to elimite witch-hunting from Assam,” said Lurinjyoti Gogoi.
Pramod Boro said: “Witch hunting is practiced not only in tribal or Adivasi areas. People are killed brutally. The film has its importance to put an end to the mece.”
Nirangkush th said: “Aei Maatite is a social movement against superstition and witch-hunting. Let’s go together to watch Aei Maatite on October 6.”
ANGEEKAR Films received the clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) for Aei Maatite with a U/A certificate.