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Short film shot in State gets top global prize

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Reporter

SHILLONG, April 3: It can be termed as a proud achievement for the state as a short film titled ‘My me is Eeooow’, shot in Kongthong village, East Khasi Hills (EKH) district Meghalaya has won the ‘Tangible Culture’ Prize in the United Kingdom (UK).

The film shot in Meghalaya is directed by three time’s tiol award winner Oim Doren and produced by CCRT.

Wanphrang Diengdoh a Shillong based musician and filmmaker has co-written and edited the film while actor/photographer Bai Marbaniang has assisted the director. The film was part of the 36 films shortlisted from around the globe for the 15th RAI Film Festival which took place at Watershed in Bristol (UK), from 29 March to 1 April 2017. The film follows the families of two married sisters Shidiap Khongsit and Shithoh Khongsit whose children has to stay in Shillong for higher studies as the village school has provision for only up to class seven.

The filmmaker tries to question what happen to the tradition of having musical mes in the village when the children leave the village.

Rothel Khongsit, a young dymic community leader of Kongthong village said he was exalted on hearing the news.

He thanked Doren and all the crew members involved for working very hard to make a beautiful film out of their village.

After the world premiere in Bristol (UK), ‘My me is Eeooow’ will start travelling to other film festivals, film clubs, Institutes and universities.

The film crew is planning to screen the film in Shillong very soon along with the cast from Kongthong village.

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