GUWAHATI, April 22: Assamese music video ‘Goru Bihu Song’, directed by Axl Hazarika, will be officially screened at one of the largest international film festivals in Europe – 47th Sehsüchte – to be held from April 25 to 29 at the Film University Babelsberg Konard Wolf housed at Babelsberg Film Studio, the oldest large-scale film studio in the world, producing films since 1912.
Hundreds of Hollywood blockbuster films, including Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and Josef von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel were filmed there.
Goru Bihu Song will be screened on April 28 in the slot 9 pm to 11 pm at Cinema 1.
What is more interesting for Assam is that Babelsberg Film Studio houses the UFA studio where Assam’s legend Jyoti Prasad Agarwala learned filmmaking in 1930. It is indeed a great feat for Assam and Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio that after 88 years, a video made at its studio is selected for official screening at the place where Jyoti Prasad learnt the art of filmmaking and after whom the Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio is named.
Goru Bihu Song is an experimental music video directed by Axl Hazarika that captures the essence of Bihu dance and celebration of the spirit of Goru Bihu. The video is based on the futuristic imagination of Goru Bihu celebrations, away from the homeland, and in the absence of cows amidst a generation of technology-based live music performance.
The music video has made a tremendous impact in the global arena with official selection at more than 20 international film festivals. It has amassed more than a whopping million views on YouTube since its release.
Axl Hazarika is an experimental music artist from North-east India. Axl recently became the first and only Indian artist to rank in SoundCloud Top 10 Global Trance music charts & Billboard music charts.
Recently Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also participated in a music digitization campaign led by Axl Hazarika on the occasion of Jyoti Chitraban’s Golden Jubilee Celebration and Shilpi Diva.